Reference: RA0005309
Description: 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.

The needs of children and families guide our social work practice as we work with them to help them be as healthy, happy, safe, skilled, and heard as possible. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives us to develop and achieve, and you’ll be given the support an encouragement to develop and learn different skills.

Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, the service received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we’re building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families.

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.

About us

The family adolescent support team is a new multi-disciplinary team working with young people 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)

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

The Role

Our team is locality based; this vacancy is for 1 Lead Practitioner (qualified senior social worker) to be based in Nuneaton.
Across all areas our Social Workers will be: –

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
Line management of Family Support Workers and similar roles
Supervisory responsibility
Supporting the development of others
Chairing strategy meetings and other relevant meetings
Delegating for the Team Leader
Holding a small and complex caseload
Quality assurance and management oversight function
Review child in need plans and chair child in need meetings
A comprehensive 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

Find out why we are good Ofsted

For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the link below:

Lead Practitioner

Any questions please contact Joe Quintanilla on josephquintanilla@warwickshire.gov.uk

Additional Information

Closing Date: 28th September 2023
Interview Date: 9th October/ 11th October 2023

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

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

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore

Region: Nuneaton and Bedworth
Location: Nuneaton
Salary: *GBP*43,516.00-*GBP*45,495.00 per annum
Package: Full time, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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