Social Workers – Children’s Social Care – Single Assessment Team (SAT)

We’re looking for passionate and committed Social Workers to join our Single

Assessment team (SAT) – people who share our vision of improving the lives of

children and families to whom we work for and with. We are currently delivering on

plans for change in the service, but with supportive management, sensible caseloads,

the potential to control your own workload and career progression, it’s an exciting

opportunity to be part of this drive for improving lives of families and services and do

great Social Work.

The service was introduced in July 2016 and is already making an impact in the way

we deal with assessment and protecting children. Receiving referrals from our Duty

and Assessment colleagues we undertake assessments including Child in need and

child protection enquiries and those at immediate risk. We work with children and

families and offer short-term interventions for families in need to resolve their

circumstance with our support. If families require longer term intervention then the

child’s plan is progressed to the relevant teams.

We are currently embarking on using Sign of Safety as a model of intervention to

support sound Social Work practice. That means you will be making decisions about

children, but with the tools and framework at your disposal, to offer them a good quality

of life. You will be offer regular reflective supervision. We offer agile and flexible

working that supports a sound work life balance. In terms of developing practice and

learning you will participate in group supervision and mapping sessions on casework.

As part of our commitment to ensuring you achieve your full professional capabilities,

you’ll benefit from furthering your skills and knowledge with Leicester City Council

learning and development offer. Our learning & development offer includes classroom

based delivery followed up with work based learning to consolidate learning into

practice.

Come to Leicester city to see how we’re ensuring improving lives of children and

families. It’s the place to do great Social Work. At our last Ofsted inspection, Leicester

evidenced its continued improvements in meeting the needs of our children. This is

an exciting time to come to Leicester City and for you to be part of our ever-improving

services ensuring children are at the heart of our work.

Requirements of the post:

– Social Work qualification (one of the following : Diploma in Social Work (DIPSW), or

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), or Certificate in Social Service

(CSS), or equivalent professional qualification (must include appropriate Child Care

Modules);

– Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC);

– Experience of front line Social Worker practice;

– Experience of working with vulnerable children with complex needs;

– Experience of working with looked after children;

– An ability to manage a caseload and make sound Social worker decisions;

– Knowledge of relevant legislation and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practice

setting;

– Subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact Brendan Seward, Service Manager of the

Single Assessment Service on : 07739 969617, or 0116 454 5902, or alternatively email  Brendan.Seward@leicester.gov.uk

Interview and Assessment Centre : To Be Confirmed

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