Social Care Worker

Location
Myton Park, Myton Lane, Warwick, CV34 6PX
Salary
£23,111 - £25,463 per annum
Posted
21 May 2018
Closes
30 May 2018
Job Ref
WARW000004188
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

**Please note*** this vacancy will close at midnight on Friday 18th May and re-open again on Monday 21 May, after which you will have until 28 May 2018 to apply. This is owing to a systems update that is being deployed over the course of 18-21 May 2018. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this causes.

The Family Focus team in Warwick undertake parenting assessments, provide a supervised contact service for parents and children, as well as undertake direct work with families. 

We work alongside the Children's Safeguarding and Support Service in Warwick district, supporting the work of Social Workers on specific cases. 

We are a committed, hard-working and friendly team, looking for the right person to join us in offering a professional and sensitive service to those families who need it. 

The Role

We are recruiting for a full-time Social Care Worker. 

The Social Care Worker will undertake a range of tasks across the team; this will include supervising contact, undertaking direct work helping parents to develop their parenting skills and undertaking life story work with children and young people. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to parenting assessments, which are primarily undertaken by the Social Workers within the Family Focus team. 

As a full-time social care worker within the team, an additional part to this role will be working closely with the Team Manager and Administrator, to ensure that families referred to the team are supported with an effective contact service. You will liaise with other social care workers and sessional workers, draw up plans for families and communicate these with the families and Social Work team. You will also support the contact service by supervising contacts and working with families as and when required. 

37.0 Hours per Week

Key Requirements

We are looking for people who can demonstrate they have the skills to work with children and families. You will need to have good written skills and be competent in the basic use of IT. You will need to be able to communicate effectively to engage children and their families at an appropriate level. 

This organisation is 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 please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Janine Harrod on 01926 414834

Closing Date: 28 May 2018

Interview Date: 12 June 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

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 recruitment@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 and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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