Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Posted 4 April by Liverpool Social Care -Qualified Hub Featured
Our client - a South East England Council - is looking for confident and skilled Social Workers who are determined to achieve the best for children.

Supporting our Social Workers with their career development is a priority for our client. They ensure that social workers have varied, mixed and manageable workloads, regular supervision, and through annual appraisals you will be have the opportunity for career development and pay progression.

In return for your time, you are offered challenging and rewarding work as well as Excellent Start up & Relocation Allowances in addition to amazing Benefits under the internal reward scheme.

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the Council's Children with Disabilities Teams, based in Redhill and covering the Esast of the County. The team comprises Social Workers, Family Support Workers and is part of a well resourced Children with Disabilities Service, which incorporates the following:

A County Wide Occupational Therapy Team

A dedicated home based Personal Support Team

Two specialist residential short break services

A dedicated Short Breaks Team that collaborates with voluntary sector colleagues to provide extensive leisure and other services and support for disabled children and their families.

The Children with Disabilities Team aims to safeguard and promote the welfare and development of disabled children whilst supporting children to be cared for by their families at home. We do this by working closely with children, parents/carers and colleagues in other agencies

This is a good time to join a dedicated team for disabled children as there have been many new and innovative developments in practice, including the introduction of personal budgets and Education, Health and Care plans. We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified Senior Social Worker with a broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding, who are able to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills. You will be committed to using the full range of your social work skills to promote and safeguard the welfare and development of disabled children and assist their carers (including young carers) by means of creative, innovative and timely care and support planning and intervention. The team is implementing the recent SEND reforms so you will be part of consolidating new and innovative ways of working.

Senior social workers in the Council carry a more complex caseload and they support and co-work cases with less experienced members of the team. Alternatively senior social worker roles can be applied for once you have developed the level of experience required. If successful we will provide management, supervision and leadership training so you are equipped for this role and to be involved in the more strategic development of the Service.

In order to be considered, you will:

Be a Qualified Social Worker with HCPC registration
Have completed the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE)
Have a broad knowledge of Social Work practice and legislation
An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills
Have a full UK driving licence

Please send an up to date CV to with your contact details.

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Application questions

Are you a HCPC registered Social Worker?
Have you at least 12 months post qualifying Social Work experience?
Have you worked in a Children with Disabilities team?
Are you interested in permanent work?

Reference: 34825478

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