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Social Worker or Advanced Social Worker for Children aged 0-18 (0-25 Disability Service Team)

closing date 3 Sep

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 08 August, 2017
Advert End Date: 03 September, 2017
Salary: £27,668 - £33,437 - Extended pay grades require supplementary application form
Location: Yate (Badminton Road)
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: SGC0044/731/JS

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

We currently have the opportunity for qualified and experienced Social Workers to join our team. This team has a full compliment of ASYEs currently so newly qualified social workers need not apply. This is an exciting time to join the team following our recent Ofsted inspection, as we are rebuilding the team with a new Service and Team manager in post from 1.4.17.

As a Social Worker working in a busy office the post holder will be part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team working to implement the SEND agenda for children and young people across South Gloucestershire. Social workers have a varied caseload of disabled children who are Children in Need (CIN), Looked after children (LAC) and Children in Need (CIN).

The 0-25 Disability Service exists to improve outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND, and their families, who require support as well as young adults who have eligible education & training, health and social care needs.

You will work with other Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Special Educational Needs (SEN) practitioners and will have a case load of children and young people between ages of 0-18. The post holder will be responsible for assessing need and producing Care plans for children and young people in conjunction with their families and other professionals. You will be managed and supervised by a 0-25 Senior Practitioner with significant experience.

You will demonstrate effective key working practice in complex situations, assessing and managing high levels of risk, striking a balance between support and challenge, meeting outcomes, liaising with a wide range of qualified practitioners and professionals, including more senior levels. You will manage a complex caseload, including children and young people in need, who need to be safeguarded and children who are looked after. You will model good practice and have knowledge and understanding of legislation and guidance which specifically relates to disabled children, young people and their families.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Social Workers are usually initially appointed to the salary range 27,668 - 30,153 however, if you already meet the Advanced Social Worker criteria we can appoint to the salary range: 30,785 - 33,437.

In order to be considered for an Advanced post, please complete the Linked Scale Supplementary Application form attached to the vacancy advert and return this to with the subject Supplementary Application followed by the post reference from the advert.