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Childrens Social Care – Social Worker Manager

  • Location: Darlington, England
  • Salary: £208.42 - £208.42 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Childrens Social Care – Social Worker Manager at Darlington Borough Council

The role:

Darlington Children’s Services are looking to recruit an Advanced Social Work Practitioner to work in the Assessment & Safeguarding Service.

The successful candidate will work with children from being identified as in need of a single assessment and any further plan required to support the child under CIN, CP and LAC including within the court arena.

The candidate will be expected to hold the more complex cases which is reflected in the level of experience we are looking for.

Alongside case holding responsibility as an Advanced Practitioner the candidate would be expected to provide advice, buddying and guidance to less experienced members of staff, Social Workers undertaking their ASYE and Student Social Workers.

At times they may be required to deputise for the Team Manager and undertake quality assurance work. Darlington was inspected by Ofsted in October 2022 and is a ‘Good’ Local Authority.

This what Ofsted said about us – ‘Staff are attracted to working in Darlington because of the benefits of the relational practice model and the positive workforce culture. Workers in Darlington are extremely committed to the local authority and feel valued by senior leaders.

Social workers we spoke to describe an environment where they feel confident and supported by their managers to make decisions. They feel cared about and supported by them.’

‘There is a strong focus on ensuring that workers have access to a range of good-quality and up-to-date training and development opportunities.

Training has informed and enhanced the quality of relational social work practice.’ Darlington Children’s Services have implemented Strengthening Families – Family Valued programme which aims to: · Support the Council to safely and appropriately reduce the need for children and young people to enter the looked after system ·

Create the conditions for good social work practice by supporting the development of a Borough wide culture and ethos of restorative and relational working ·

Improve the effectiveness of Local Authority Children’s Services We are a small Local Authority, based centrally and as such this makes travelling to meet with families and between locations much easier.

We have a good range of services available to support the work with families and good structures in place. We Offer blended working, where workers are in the office on their duty day), outside of this time desks are able to be booked around worker’s individual needs.

All remote working equipment will be provided including laptop, mobile and personal safety device. New Starters will have a meet & greet with their team manager & collect equipment on their first day. For those from outside of the North East, we can offer up to £50 per night room only accommodation, and paid mileage once per week to & from home at 45 pence per mile.

The benefits of working in Darlington are that we are a small and friendly Local Authority with strong multi agency partnerships and a visible senior management team. We have a robust Early Help Service providing a range of preventative services including bespoke packages of support. We also have a dedicated Supervised Contact service, Family Group Conferencing team and Edge of Care team, as well as Family Support Workers aligned to our Assessment and Safeguarding teams.

We offer flexible working options; condensed hours such as 37 over 4 days; differing start/finish times; remote & office working and flexi. Personal and case supervision is held monthly and we offer extensive training opportunities, parking permits and strong administrative support. The post will initially be for 6 month and may be extended beyond this point subject to service need.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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