Social Worker (Leaving Care)
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.
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.
- 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.
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