Senior Social Worker x3 – Children & Young People’s Teams

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Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams
BARNLEY
Interim Position

Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1

Posted: 8th March 2024 11:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • BARNLEY,

    S72 8SU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams

Reference no: Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1

Pay Rate: £23.03 per hour PAYE

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: BARNLEY

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

Within the chosen service area to carry a complex workload reflecting high levels of risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of an experienced social worker with a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience in a social work role. Contribute to the practice development of less experienced social workers, modelling best social work practice in a manner consistent with the overall vision and aims of the service. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making.
  • Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations, applying an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work.
  • Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Anticipate, assess and manage risk to children and young people in more complex situations and produce high quality assessments.
  • Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people, families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.
  • Manage a complex workload independently, establishing a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise. Model and help others with effective workload management skills.
  • Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Professional Development Reviews.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.
  • Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people, families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.
  • Play a positive role in practice development within the team, through mentoring and modelling good practice in assessment, interventions, inter- professional and inter-agency work.
  • Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Experienced Social Worker level, and of registration with the Health Care Professions Council in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.

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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with the HCPC

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and application of the values and principles underpinning children, young people, families/carers’ involvement, including the right to access independent advocacy and complaints processes
  • Knowledge and application of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice in Children’s Social Care, including where scope for professional judgement exists
  • Knowledge and application of social work interventions in more than one area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and evidence based practice research
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of mentoring
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Capabilities Framework as it applies to the Experienced Social Worker level

Experience:

  • Substantial post qualifying experience as a social worker in a Children’s Social Care role (a minimum of 3 years) including sound experience of working with children, young people and families, managing effectively challenging and complex casework in a statutory context
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families prior to qualification
  • Post qualified experience.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate skilled use of a range of frameworks for assessment and intervention
  • Ability to contribute to practice development and promote a learning culture
  • Ability to use electronic business support processes for maintaining case recording and diary management
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including children, young people, parents and carers and professional colleagues and the ability to communicate effectively with the public using a suitable level of fluency in spoken English, in line with the English Language requirement for public sector workers.
  • Ability to manage workload independently, maintaining professionalism in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to establish a professional network to support development of skills

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Job Ref: Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1
Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams
Client Category: Local Authority

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Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams
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