At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.
What we can offer you:-
- A market supplement of £2,500 per annum.
- Retention bonus of £2,000 in year 1, £3,000 in year 2 and £5,000 in year 3.
- Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
- Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
- You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
- We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
- Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
- We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.
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We are proud to create an environment where our employees are nurtured, caseloads are manageable and continuous professional development is encouraged. With a culture of collaborative working and the child at the heart of everything we do, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Trust.
Hours - 37 per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join the Children with Disabilities Service.
The successful candidate will be working with a team that covers all three localities within the Trust. The team complete Single Assessments for children who have profound disabilities, ensuring the right package of care and support are in place for the child/ren and their families. The team also ensure any children that require a statutory care plan is progressed, whereby a variety of plans are progressed within this team, such as children being subject to CIN/CP and CIC plans. In addition, the team also ensure children subject to ‘Short Break’ reviews are also progressed via the needs of the child, ensuring ongoing, or new support packages are progressed.
As a Social Worker working in the Team you will:
- Undertake a range of assessments with children with disabilities, young people and their families/carers.
- Empower children, young people and their families/carers by listening to their views.
- Plan the services required to meet the needs of children, young people and their families/carers and ensure action is taken to implement plans.
- Advocate for children with disabilities and obtain maximum benefits, services and support.
- Make best use of available resources when responding to the needs of children, young people and their families/carers.
- Provide written reports, in a variety of different formats as required.
- Carry out tasks to fulfil the statutory legislative and other requirements for children, young people receiving services.
- Promote children, young people and their families/carers’ cultural needs and challenges discrimination and racism. The candidate will work within Sandwell Children’s Trust ethos and values, and promote our Equality, Diversity and Identity (EDI) strategy, to empower children and families.
- It is your responsibility to carry out your duties in line with the Trust’s policy on equality and be sensitive and caring to the needs of the disadvantaged, promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working environment. You should act as an exemplar on these issues and should identify and monitor training for yourself and any employees for whom you are responsible, in line with this policy and the Equalities Act 2010.
- You will be allocated children from Short Breaks, to build positive relationships and provide an immediate response to information or situations concerning risk to vulnerable children.
- Complete Direct Work ensuring the voice of the child is paramount and ensuring the usage of sensory direct tools are promoted and used with children.
What you need to be successful in this role:-
- Social Work qualified
- Social Work England registration
- Experience of working within children and family services
- Sound knowledge of legislation, guidance etc, within chosen service area
- Ability to prioritise, analyse information and make informed decisions
- Ability to work under pressure and balance conflicting demands
- Applicants must have completed their ASYE year.
When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.
So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.
Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.
If you require further information on the role or working for us please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our Recruitment Team will be happy to give you a call.
Please note that pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with the Department for Education KCSIE Guidance 2022.
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