Locality, Through Care & Initial Assessment Childrens Social Workers
Do you love working with children and young people?
Are you looking for a new challenge or change?
Do you want to further develop your social work career and knowledge working with permanent experienced colleagues and line managers?
Do you want to work in an environment where equality and diversity is recognised, promoted and practiced?
Then Worcestershire Children First needs to be your next move!
We have the following vacancies in our Family Front Door and Through Care Service:
Through Care – Looked After Children Team
The Through Care Service supports children and young people who have permanent plans to remain with the care system, we also support all of the UASC young children within the service. Your work will be supporting young people to ensure that they have the correct care plan and this is progressed in a timely way. We take cases where a final Care Order is made and support young people up until the age of 18.
Initial Safeguarding - Assessment Teams
The Initial Safeguarding Team carry out assessments under s17 and s47 CA1989 when a new referral is made into Childrens Social Care. This team also undertake some court work on newly allocated cases where immediate action is required to safeguard a child. This Team progress case work to ICPC/ CIN or first hearing.
Locality Safeguarding Teams
The Locality Safeguarding teams are patch based, they are responsible for implementing complex child in need planning, child protection plans, private and public court proceedings. The focus of the work is supporting families to care for their children safely. The service is well supported with access to specialist family support services and a multi-disciplinary team working with families who are affected by substance use, mental health difficulties and domestic violence. The teams support looked after children until their care plans are finalised.
The kinship team carry out viability and full kinship assessments to inform care plans for children, as well as court and fostering panel decisions.
We are part of Worcestershire Children First Fostering Agency and we provide ongoing support and supervision to kinship foster carers to care for children who are connected to them, either as family or friends.
For more information please see individual job specifications.
Call Group Manager Selina Rawicz if you would like to discuss a job opportunity in Through Care 01905 843 916
Or Group Manager Tori Lynch for a job opportunity in the Initial Safeguarding-Assessment Teams 01905 843 041.
Call Group Manager Ruth Hill for more information on the Locality Safeguarding roles on 01905 846 321
You will be supported by and working with a stable management group in teams where the culture of ‘team’ being a supportive learning environment is embedded with regular supervision, manageable caseloads and regular team meetings as well as a comprehensive training offer in partnership with the social work academy.
We know how important this is in achieving forward thinking and progressive social work practice where children and young people experience a great consistent and responsive service and our partners have trust and confidence in us.
When completing our online application form please let us know at the start of your personal statement which role you are interested in so we can ensure that your application reaches the correct individual and is put forward to the right opportunity. Please ensure that you consult the correct supporting documents as these will detail the required essential qualification/s for each opportunity.
- The social work roles offer a salary of up to £41,728* plus a welcome payment of up to £3,000* with a relocation package of up to £10,000 for eligible applicants.
We would very much like to hear from you if any of these positions interest you. Please do not hesitate to apply via the application button here.
Closing date: 24/10/2021
Interview dates: TBC
*Salary includes £4,000 market forces (not applicable for Kinship Social Workers) and £3,000 annual retention payment, T&Cs apply for both welcome and retention payments apply