Adult Exploitation Social Worker
Hours: 37 per week
Fixed Term Contract (or secondment) for a period of 18 months.
We are looking for a full time Social Worker to work alongside the Children's Exploitation and Missing Team, working with young people aged 17 plus and adults who are being exploited or considered at risk of exploitation.
You will undertake direct work with young people to ensure they are supported with any transitional arrangements into adult care and support services, and work with those adults where exploitation is the main safeguarding concern as well as providing advice to other adult care and support teams.
You will have experience of working with key partners and have an understanding of adolescent development, trauma informed practice, transitional safeguarding and strengths based working.
You would be joining Solihull at an exciting time as the Council changes the way in which it delivers its services, and we work in a more agile way; and as a Social Worker in Solihull you will benefit from manageable caseloads, an inclusive and supportive team culture and great scope for professional development.
To be successful in the role you will have: -
A professional Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England or be in their final year of qualifying.
Experience of delivering person-centred working.
Experience of assessment, the development and planning of care and of risk management.
Effective communication skills and experience of collaborative working to build effective working relationships.
Sound knowledge of safeguarding principles and relevant legislation.
In return, you will be part of a team where you will be really valued and you will have the opportunity to shape and improve the services we deliver. We have close partnerships across agencies in the borough. We are a small and friendly local authority with good relationships across adult care and support.
We also understand that our employees have commitments and interests outside work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.
To apply, please click on the link below.
If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Rachael Eaves, Adult Exploitation Reduction Lead on 0121 709 7083.
Interviews will be held on 11th and 12th March 2021 via a secure video conferencing tool.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is required.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Required.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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