Social Worker - Children's Safeguarding and Support

Location
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Salary
£29,577 - £40,876 pro rata
Posted
29 Oct 2021
Closes
29 Nov 2021
Job Ref
WARW000005131
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
“Working within the Safeguarding and Support Team at Warwick is exactly that, a team. The pod and duty system that operates strikes a flexible balance between the benefits of home working and in person time around colleagues. Team management are accessible when required, there is an emphasis on collective decision making, and I haven't experienced the feeling I am carrying families on my own’

About Us 

Here at Warwick Safeguarding and Support, we are a high performing and outcome focused Children and Families team. We are committed to ensuring that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents, and carers receive the right help at the right time. Restorative practice is at the heart of what we do; we are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths and relationships and find their own solutions.  

At Warwick, we challenge ourselves to provide a timely service delivery to our children and families so that children's needs do not escalate - this mean working collaboratively with children and their families to identify care plans to keep child/ren safe. We have adopted the Pathway to Change Model to engage families to learn and develop - building on individual / family strengths and motivation to sustain positive change and to keep families together safely.

Our commitment to timely service means that we challenge ourselves - to ensure timely completion of case recordings, minutes, chronologies, and assessments so that the Child's Journey and needs are fully understood and responded to.

We value our partner agencies and work in close collaboration to ensure families benefit from a holistic safeguarding service and have access to the Spectrum of Support available across Warwickshire as well as networking with other local authorities to secure resources for children placed in care outside of the County

We have a qualified Systemic Counsellor in the team who offers consultation, direct intervention and in the next couple of months this service will also be able to offer Family Therapy for those with complex need.  

Our Systemic Practitioner also offers a monthly Reflective Space sessions for practitioners to have the opportunity to develop practice through solution focused discourse. 

Newly Qualified Social workers have an assigned Principal Practitioner linked to the Children and Families Academy offering Group Supervision and Learning Sets.

We have access to a range of Edge of Care Services to prevent escalation of need, and to keep families together.

The Role

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate, and skilled individuals. You will be organised practitioner who bring with them knowledge and skills to engage with children/young people and families restoratively, and be able to work to time scales, to meet statutory requirements.

You will be required to work with and support children and families under complex Child In Need and Child Protection. This will include completing high quality assessments using the Pathway to Change Model and evidence based interventions - supporting families to find their own solutions

We also work with children in care until the age of 14 years and those subject to care proceedings and adoption. You will develop skills and practice to support our children in care to maintain placement stability, education attainment, emotional wellbeing, and identity. Where safe to do so, you will work in conjunction with our Edge of Care Services to support safe reunification to parents /carers and connected persons.

If you are as passionate as we are to keep vulnerable children safe and improve their life chances, then we want to hear from you. Applications are welcomed from both experienced Social Workers and newly qualified Social Workers - we have vacancy for 1 Lead Practitioner, 1 Level 4 Social Work post, but will consider the right AYSE candidate

Social Worker Level 2

Senior Practitioner

Advanced Practitioner

Additional Information

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. For further information about this role please contact Lakbir Tahir lakbirtahir@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 29th November 2021 To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button. Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.

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