Social Worker -Care Planning & Court Teams, West
CARE PLANNING & COURT TEAMS - WEST - BASED IN NEWCASTLE AND STAFFORD
The Care Planning & Court Teams are responsible for Care Proceedings from granting of the Interim Care Order to granting of final orders and for Looked After Children aged 0 – 12 years of age.
You will be responsible for managing a complex caseload of Looked After Children and Care Proceedings. In your role, you will be required to provide Court assessments, Statements and Care Plans and present evidence to the Court to support the care planning recommendations.
You will also have responsibility for planning for Looked After children on your case load. You will be required to have knowledge of Care Planning Regulations and ensure that your practise is compliant with such. Care Planning may include planned rehabilitation to birth family or family members following assessment, placement with friends or family through securing a legal order and adoption or long term fostering. Your work will need to be in adherence with PLO procedures and Court timescales. Timely permanency planning for Children is critical within this team.
The ability to engage and communicate with children is essential and to support children in care to reach their full potential. You will need to work closely with colleagues in Safeguarding, Fostering, Adoption and Friends and Family Teams.
If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a complex caseload then this is an opportunity to join a busy and supportive team who are committed to producing high quality work within a service which has a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people.
For an informal discussion please contact Team Managers -Nicola Hope on 01782 296280 or Natalie Mandley on 01785 276800.
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Closing Date: Tuesday 25th August 2017
Please be aware only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV's or Word Application forms.
NEWCASTLE CARE PLANNING & COURT TEAM
STAFFORD CARE PLANNING & COURT TEAM
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service(formerly CRB) which will required you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings , cautions and convictions in your application form.Supporting documents