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Children's Advanced Social Work Practitioners

Employer
Worcestershire Children First
Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£40,221 to £43,421 plus market forces payment of £4000 *
Closing date
3 Mar 2024
Reference
REC#42876

Children's Advanced Social Work Practitioner
Teams: Supporting Families First & Safeguarding CIN 
Two Vacancies Available
37 hours per week
Salary: £40,221 to £43,421 plus market forces payment of £4000 
Location: Worcestershire 
Permanent, Full-time

The Roles 

Supporting Families First: 

Worcestershire Children First (WCF) has adopted the “Supporting Families First” approach to deliver in house multi-disciplinary direct work with our Children in Need in Worcestershire. The aim of Supporting Families First is to enable families to create and sustain positive changes to prevent children from becoming children in need of protection or coming into Local Authority care.

We are keen to engage with committed, passionate and enthusiastic children and family social workers who meet the attached Person Specification to work as one of the three Advanced Social Work Practitioner within the Worcester and Malvern Pod.

Within the role you will be the allocated Advanced Social Work Practitioner leading on plans and intervention alongside dedicated multi-disciplinary workers who are assigned to the support the family. The primary caseload of Supporting Families First is Child in Need with some challenge to care work.

As an Advanced Social Work Practitioner your responsibilities will include the coordination of our multi-disciplinary workers to effectively support our families. You will also hold supervisory responsibility for non-social work qualified staff within your pod and you will also utilise the Worcestershire Webstar to form a family plan that aspires to facilitate sustainable change.

For more information regarding the Supporting Families First ASWP role please contact Kevin Smith at KSmith6@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk


Locality Safeguarding: 

Within Locality Safeguarding, The ASWP will work with and supervise a Pod of Social Care staff; you will work together as a team around the family supporting children and young people on a Child in Need Plan, predominately with those who have stepped down from a Child Protection Plan, however, may also include other Child in Need case work. The position is located within our Redditch and Wychavon Team.

For more information regarding the Safeguarding CIN ASWP role please contact Ammanda Walsh - awalsh1@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk


Our service has consistently achieved positive outcomes for families since its initial launch in January 2020 and was specifically referenced in the most recent Ofsted Report from May 2023. We welcome applications from innovative practitioners who wish to be part of this unique way of working.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to make a real difference for the families we work with but also to gain wider skills and knowledge.

Benefits

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council , so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development:  We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

Applying

To apply please complete the attached application form and submit before the closing date to recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

Please include which post specifically with its reference number you wish to apply for in your application form.

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 03rd March 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed

*Market Forces Payment T&C's apply

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