Social Worker (Disabled Children & Young People's Team) - Ref: CH16518
Social Worker (Disabled Children and Young People’s Team) - Ref: CH16518
£31,914 - £36,740 per annum plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply)
An opportunity has arisen within the Disabled Children and Young People’s Team for a qualified and experienced social worker to join the team.
The team are comprised of a Team Manager, Assistant Team Manager, Senior Practitioner and eight social workers, who along with two family support workers work with children and young people from 0-18 with social care needs and long term disabilities which have a substantial effect on their day to day lives.
We are looking for someone with experience of working with disabled young people who is skilled at working in a multi-agency context and with solid safeguarding experience to support young disabled people to maximise their potential with the correct support. You will be involved in all aspects of the social work role, undertaking Child and Family Assessments and s47 investigations, and working with young people on Child in Need plans, Child Protection plans, Court work, young people who are looked after and young people in transition to adult services.
If you are passionate about supporting disabled young people, and want to work as part of a friendly team in an authority committed to ongoing learning and restorative practice where you will receive good supervision and training, please get in touch for an informal discussion with Julie Hatton, Team Manager, or Harbax Saini, Assistant Team Manager, on 01922 654634.
This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.
Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.
Closing date: 17 February 2019Supporting documents
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