£25,951 - £37,306 per annum
Benefits & Grade:
Grade J - M
It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at Grade K - M to maintain a skills balance within the team.
2 Posts, Permanent
37 hours per week
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
As a high performing Local Authority we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, qualified Social Worker for the Permanence Team who will be committed to providing good outcomes for children and young people.
The Permanence Team works with children, their primary carers and families to support already agreed long term permanent plans where they are assessed as needing to be cared for outside of their birth parent's care. This primarily includes Looked After Children, those subject to Special Guardianship or Child Arrangement Orders.
Achieving permanence is multifaceted. It requires children to experience not only physical permanence in the form of a family they are a part of and a home they live in, but also a sense of emotional permanence, of belonging and the opportunity to successfully build a strong identity. In many circumstances children will need support to make sense of being part of two families or to manage complex and sometimes difficult relationships and loyalties. This role is varied and will include work with birth families and reunification plans.
Applicants will need to evidence experience of assessment, care planning, conflict resolution and direct work to ensure that children's and young person's voices are heard. This will include skills and ability to confidently assess and manage situations where there may be child protection issues and complex areas of vulnerability.
In return we offer a supportive team environment, flexible working, commitment to continuous professional development and offer regular supervision and annual appraisal.
For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.
Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.
For a further informal discussion, please contact Grace Moore, Team Manager, on 01642 527862.
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