Social Worker - Adolescent Support Service

7 days left

Location
Warwickshire County Wide
Salary
£27,514 - £30,095
Posted
23 Jul 2022
Closes
18 Aug 2022
Job Ref
RA0003908
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

 

 

 

Are you a passionate, proactive and committed individual with experience of working with young people?

 

Our Offer to you

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand-new team in the Warwickshire County Council Children and Families Service.

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About Us and The Role

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Social Worker to join our brand-new team supporting children and families. You will join a dedicated and innovative team built on existing expertise and developing new ways of working that is co located with multi-agency partners, including Children’s Social Care, Warwickshire Police, Compass, and Barnardo’s.

 

The team works with young people exposed to all forms of exploitation and extra-familial, including sexual and criminal exploitation as well as County Lines and trafficking. Social Workers are supported to work more directly with young people and partners, using a range of interventions and resources to reduce harm and build safety for a young person alongside collaborative working with partners to target and disrupt concerns.

 

We are looking for a someone who will work creatively and collaboratively with young people and their families. You will be passionate, committed and solution-focused, evidencing restorative principles within your practice. Experience of working with young people and an ability to form positive relationships is essential. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your own practice and skills with training in Restorative Practice and Motivational Interviewing. You will work in a supportive environment and will have regular supervision and support and the opportunity to develop close working relationships with other teams within Children and Families and wider partner agencies. If you have a strong commitment to achieving better outcomes for children & young people, then we look forward to hearing from you.

 

Key responsibilities will include:

 

  • Working with young people targeted for or entrenched in exploitation.
  • Undertaking complex assessment of need, initiating, and managing plans of action, and completing agreed direct work and intervention with children and families to support a reduction in their risks.
  • Supporting social work assessments, MACE processes, mapping of linked associations and connected concerns, and referrals to outreach services.

 

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 

 

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

 

Additional Information

 

Warwickshire County Council are 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 the role please contact Vicky Woodfield vickywoodfield@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

Closing Date: 19th August 2022

 

Interview Date: W/C 29th August 2022

 

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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