Social Worker - Families First localities

Posted 1 January by Aggregator Network
Tripod Is delighted to be partnering with Trafford Council in their endeavour to grow their already great Team of Social Care professionals. In Trafford they are ambitious for their children and practitioners alike. They strive for all children and families to benefit from high quality and purposeful relationships with professionals. It is their belief that this will help create the best opportunities to empower change.It is their vision that at all levels, their interventions make life better for children and families and that at the core of their values, they maintain the question of 'would this be good enough for my child'?Trafford also believes that one of the most effective ways to improve the outcomes for children and families is through providing their practitioners and managers with the best conditions in which they can thrive.Families First (localities)This is their new dedicated Child in Need Service where you will work with children and families that require a social work assessment on a locality basis. They have developed a specialised service in this area of work to allow them to strengthen our assessment and planning for children in need and their families, raising the status of children in need and ensuring a consistent approach across the borough. It is also important that social workers in this service are able to build relational partnerships that strengthen their work and enable the step down of plans where it is safe to do so and in the families' timescales.About the RoleAs a Social worker you will be required to. Provide an efficient and effective service to children in need of support and their families at the right time. Provide support, so that vulnerable children can remain within their families wherever possible. Work in a strengths-based way, using rational and restorative practice to promote a high challenge and support environment that delivers the best outcomes for children and young people. You should have experience of working in a Children's social care setting Working in a multi-agency statutory setting in relation to children, young people, and family needs. Have a wide range of experience of working with children and families, in complex situations, preventing escalation of needs and the application of early help offer/services and court experience and skills. You will keep up to date with the relevant regulations and social policy issues and of different approaches to social work practice, particular regard to restorative approaches with children and families.Additional InformationCommitment to working outside of normal hours from time to time, including weekends, if required Willingness to travel within and outside of the Trafford area Car user with access to a car. DBS required SWE Registered Interested? Apply here https://opportunities/trafford-council/social-worker/Trafford's Commitment to youInduction programmeThey believe that when you come to work within Children's Services in Trafford, they have a responsibility to you to provide you with the right tools to undertake the role you are appointed to. And have recently updated our induction programme for new colleagues joining them at all levels.During your first few weeks there will be protected time for you to access the areas that we have identified as being helpful, and you will have an opportunity to add to that as you continue your development and get to know more about the service areas.WorkloadThey are committed to ensuring that your workload is manageable. This isn't necessarily a specific caseload number, as we all know that numbers don't always reflect the complexity of the children and families you are working with. Manageable workloads are therefore critical, and managers will support you with this and confirm priorities through discussion and supervision. They have performance management reporting of caseloads and therefore at all levels we are responsible for monitoring this across the service. There will be times where there is a level of flexibility required to meet the needs of the service or for individual children you work with, particularly in times of crisis. They commit to ensuring that you are able to take additional hours back quickly to give you balance between your work and home life.SupervisionOne of their practice-led improvements has been to refresh our supervision framework, which has been a really exciting piece of work. They commit to offering monthly formal supervision that is both reflective and supportive and provides you with clear advice, guidance and direction. They will also be implementing monthly peer supervision as part of our refreshed framework, and practitioners will have a role in deciding the topics of discussion. Working with Strengthening PracticeIn September 2021 Trafford began working with our relational practice partners. Strengthening Practice, who will work alongside them for a minimum of three years. This will play a critical role helping them all to improve their quality of practice via an ongoing series of discussion-based workshops, building on our existing restorative approach. Strengthening Practice will deliver a programme of 'core skills' to the workforce and will also work at all levels on building relationships and helping us to unblock any culture barriers to improvement and learning.

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