Reference: RA0005962
Description: About the Team

Do you want to make Warwickshire more child friendly? Our aim is to make our county as safe, stable, and full of opportunity as possible for children and young people with access to good health, education and other services.

We didn’t rest on our laurels with our Ofsted Good rating in 2022 – Find out why we are good Ofsted, we continue to adapt, develop and change to meet the ever-changing social care needs and legislation. Join us on our journey to make Warwickshire Child Friendly.
We know social work is challenging at times, but you’ll be given the support and encouragement to manage this. We want our workforce and our young people to thrive, be the best they can be and most important, to be happy. This is achieved through utilising a restorative practice approach in everything we do.

The family and adolescent support team is a new multi-disciplinary team working with young people aged 11+ where the main area of need is related to extra-familial harm. We also work with young people at the edge of care where there are concerns relating to mental health and substance misuse, young people 16 and 17 presenting as homeless, and supporting young people’s return home following a period of hospital admittance (tier 4). Read more in our Agile Working leaflet

We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working – Children and families service – rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council. Work with us in Children & Families

About the Role

Our team is locality based; this vacancy is for 1 Social Worker to be based in Leamington (South Warwickshire).

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification below

Year 2 Social Worker – Grade K
Year 3 Senior Social Worker – Grade L
Year 4 Advanced Social Worker – GradeN

The post will offer you the opportunity to:

Work creatively and collaboratively within a multi-agency team and with partner agencies
Work intensively with children, young people and their parents/carers within a contextual framework.
Develop skill base and knowledge in relation to mental health, substance misuse, contextual safeguarding, and extra-familial harm.
Build strong and stabilising relationships with children, young people, and their parents/carers.
Work within a child in need framework, ensuring statutory timeframes are met and plans are outcome focused.
Offer support and guidance to Family Support Workers and oversee interventions.
Respond to risk in a timely manner and ensure appropriate safeguarding actions are taken
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Key Requirements

Passionate about achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families, and this will be demonstrated through restorative practice
A role model for good social work practice
Overseeing and supporting Child in Need work undertaken by Family Support workers
Review child in need plans and chair child in need meetings
Supporting young people if they transition into care and encourage reunification home
A good knowledge base of the challenges associated with working with children and their families is essential
Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England

If you’re someone who is prepared to get stuck in, who, like us, wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion and purpose, then join us here in Warwickshire.

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

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Additional Information

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Any questions please contact Team Manager Olivia Batchelor on oliviabatchelor@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 10th May 2024
Interview: W/C 20th May 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore

Region: Leamington Spa
Location: Leamington Spa
Salary: *GBP*36,648.00 – *GBP*45,441.00 per annum
Package: Fulltime, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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