Senior Social Worker – Safeguarding

Area(s)

Location

Europe > England > West Midlands > West Midlands > Birmingham

Type

Permanent, Permanent

Salary

£29000 - £54000 per annum

Reference

TJ-SG

Date Posted

October 26, 2020

Start Date

26-10-2020

Applications Close

November 25, 2020

Job Description

Safeguarding

JOB SUMMARY

To provide time limited intervention and intensive support to families

who are in crisis or where dysfunctional relationships between

young people (aged 12 to 16) and their families are leading to an

immediate risk of family breakdown. Interventions will be aimed at

preventing the escalation in family breakdown and to stabilise the

child or young person’s situation thus enabling them to remain in the

community. A variety of social work interventions will be used

including casework, direct work on an outreach basis, and if

appropriate, group work or other social work services relevant to

meeting the assessed needs of individuals and families.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

To respond flexibly and rapidly to requests for interventions and

support packages to maintain young people with their families in the

community.

To work closely with colleagues in Children’s Specialist Services to

monitor and review cases as part of Birmingham’s strategy to reduce

the number of children and young people becoming looked after by

the local authority.

To ensure that practice responds positively and sensitively to

cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity and in relation to

gender, sexual orientation, family status and ability.

Responsibilities of the social worker:

  • Manage a workload of cases which includes the assessment and supervision of looked after children, child protection, children in need and carers to compile plans of service needs
  • Carry out statutory supervision and child care planning
  • Maintain performance in line with agreed personal targets to ensure that the local and nation targets for the team and service are achieved

Permanent

35 hours per week

Salary – 29k – 54k per annum

Location – Birmingham