Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker to work in the Court Team for Thurrock Council.
The candidate will have a good understanding of the children Act and be able to apply this in their working with families and children. The role is within the court team and therefore previous experience in court procedures and tasks is required. This would include writing court statements, care plans, chronologies, Public Law Outline and permanency.
The role includes court work alongside Looked after children procedures which will include working with families and children to promote the best interests of the child. Being able to form a positive working relationship with families is a must and being understanding of differing values and beliefs is required.
The candidate will need to have skills in writing and preparing court work, promoting the welfare of children, direct work with children, relationship building, working alongside pertinent professionals in a cohesive and professional way.
The team is a small and friendly supportive team who work closely with the LAC teams, assessment teams and adoption team.
Qualifications and skills:
- Experience of supervising qualified and unqualified social work and social care staff in the absence of the Team Manager
- 2 years minimum experience within the local authority
- Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
- Be registered with Social Work England (SWE)
- Clear enhanced DBS check
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