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Social Worker for Children aged 0-18 (Lead Professional) - 0-25 Disabiility Service - Limited Term Contract April 2019

closing date 31 Oct

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Limited Term
Advert Start Date: 09 October, 2017
Advert End Date: 31 October, 2017
Salary: £27,668 - £33,437
Location: Yate (Badminton Road)
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: SGCFTC/740/SEND/JS

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

We currently have the opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker to join our team working with Children with Disabilities under a Limited Term basis, expected to run until April 2019.  Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept applications from those pending qualification or those seeking to complete their ASYE within this team. Therefore 2 year's post qualifying practice is required as an essential criteria.

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 attached Linked Scale Supplementary Application form and return this to HRservicecentre@southglos.gov.uk with the subject Supplementary Application followed by the post number on the advert.

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.

You will work with other Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Special Educational Needs (SEN) practitioners and will have a case load of young people who are approaching adulthood. The post holder will be responsible for producing Care plans for the young person in conjunction with their families and other professionals. They will have reference to a 0-25 Senior Practitioner with significant experience.

You will demonstrate effective key working practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk, striking a balance between support and meeting outcomes, liaising with a wide range of qualified practitioners and professionals, including more senior levels. You will manage complex caseloads, 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 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.