Ref. 55249

Advanced Social Work Practitioner – Sheffield City Council

  • Location: Sheffield, England
  • Salary: £35 - £35 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Advanced Social Work Practitioner to fill an exclusive opportunity specialising in the wellbeing of children in Sheffield.

The role:

The Preparation for Adulthood Team (PAT) are looking to recruit advanced social work practitioners to work with young people in Sheffield (aged 14-18+), as they approach adulthood, to support their transition from children’s services into adult services. Workers will be completing social care assessments (in line with The Care Act) and implementing support plans to meet any eligible care needs that a young person may have, as they turn 18, experience of both childrens and adults disabilities services is an advantage. Social Workers will be required to have knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and the Childrens Act and how this can impact on key decisions for any young person they may be working with, and will be expected to utilise Universal Services to look at promoting independence for the young people of Sheffield. Good use of IT skills is essential, services use Liquid Logic. We are currently working under a hybrid model of part office part working from home and laptop and phone will be provided. Home visits will be required.

Key Responsibilities:

Effectively manage a caseload of the most complex and high risk cases, using the signs of safety framework for all social work practice. This caseload will include Child in Need, Child Protection cases and care proceedings – including assessment work, report writing, giving evidence in court and provision professional opinion and working with children and young people in care, following statutory and service standards and guidance.. The caseload is dependent on:

      The complexity of cases

The risk associated with cases

The profile and potential publicity surrounding a case which will service to increase the pressure placed on the named Social Worker.

In some instances where a case is of sufficient size, profile and risk it may be appropriate for an Advanced Practitioner to work solely on that case until completion.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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