Senior Social Worker - Area Services
YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER WHO HAS COMPLETED THE ASYE PROGRAMME TO APPLY FOR THIS ROLE.
We will look to you to take a leading role in improving the quality of professional social work across the breadth of the casework cycle, complying with legislative requirements at all times and in accordance with best practice.
Our Children in Care teams work with children who are subject to care proceedings and help move children into long term permanent arrangements, through rehabilitation home, adoption, SGO and long term foster care.
Our Safeguarding teams intervene with children and families in challenging yet collaborative ways, to prevent significant risk of harm. Focused on positive outcomes, they use Child Protection Plans and Child in Need Plans.
Our Assessment and Short Term Intervention (ASTI) teams assess the situation of children in need who have been referred to us by the safeguarding teams. Many of these children will be living in precarious situations, so you will review the information presented to you and make decisions on child protection enquiries, making sure legislative requirements are met.
As well as managing your own complex caseload, we will expect you to provide technical and professional expertise to less experienced social workers, mentoring them and sharing your knowledge of relevant legislation, national standards, guidance, research, policy and procedures. Another important part of the role will involve actively promoting a ‘joined-up’ approach to effective partnership working, with service users as well as other teams, agencies and organisations.