Social Worker (Leaving Care)

Location
Myton Park, Myton Lane, Warwick, CV34 6PX
Salary
£30,756 - £35,229
Posted
04 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Sep 2018
Job Ref
WARW000004417
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Our aim is to help young people with their successful transition to adulthood. We work with care leavers to develop a pathway plan and explore all areas of support – whether this is through liaison with housing departments, education providers, employers or friends and family. We want to provide the young people with the best support we can to ensure they can achieve their aspirations. 

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week
As a Social Worker in the team you’ll work with young people from 16 - 18. You’ll manage a caseload and travel throughout the county working with care leavers to complete Pathway Plans through direct work, assessing their needs in respect of health, housing, education, finances and identifying suitable support to meet these needs. In addition you’ll be communicating with a wide variety of other professionals in housing, education or health as well as liaising with families to build up local networks to enable you to support the young people you are working with and help them to make positive choices. Care leavers can face many uncertainties as they make the transition from foster care to independence. This is a varied and complex role working with vulnerable young people who are preparing to leave care. 

We’re based on two sites - in Bedworth and Warwick and cover the county – although some of the young people we work with might be living out of Warwickshire and so this might involve further travel.

Key Requirements

  • Professional Social Work qualification (MA/B A/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW))
  • HCPC registration 
  • Experience of working with vulnerable groups and the ability to demonstrate a caring and nurturing approach. 
  • Ability to complete Pathway Plan assessments
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You will need to be able to work on your own initiative as well as collaboratively with individuals, families, carers, communities, colleagues and other agencies
  • Strong influencing,persuading and resilience skills.
  • The role also requires accurate recording to be kept for which you’ll need to be competent using electronic recording systems with good IT skills.

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.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Nansi Ellis, telephone: 01926 414888, email: nansiellis@warwickshire.gov.uk

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.

 

 

 

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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