Closing date: 28/11/2019
37 hours / Permanent
34,788 - 36,876*
We are looking for a Senior Social Work Practitioner to work in an assessment & support team, which undertakes assessments & develops planned initial interventions, when necessary undertaking longer term support through Care & Support & Child Protection plans.
Duties will include supervising Social Workers & Team Support Workers, maintaining a small caseload of complex cases, co-working with Social Workers when necessary & deputizing for the Team Manager when necessary.
The Department is committed to the Signs of Safety approach & undertaking necessary transformation to ensure a through age service approach.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.
Lifestyle savings scheme
Generous employer pension scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Learning and development
We are responsible for early help and prevention services and the protection and care of children and families. We aim to support families to bring up their children themselves and work in partnership with parents and other carers. Where the child’s best interests require Social Care to look after them, we will assist the family to keep in contact. We have responsibility for the following areas: