Coventry, West Midlands
Up to £19.64 per hour
6 days ago
Our client Coventry City Council is looking for a Senior Practitioner -Children's to join their LAC team.
Its an exciting time to join the Looked After Children and Permanency service as an experienced social worker, where you will be joining a team that has enjoyed recent expansion.
As a senior social worker you will have the opportunity to support other practitioners in developing their skills and confidence in care planning with children, including those within court proceedings and where there is the need to consider adoption as part of permanence planning. You will be responsible for a manageable case load of children. You will need to hold experience in adoption and permanence work.
About the role
Under the direction of the Service Manager, the post holder will lead and manage a team that will provide social care services in Assess and Response, Social Care Long Term or Corporate Parenting (Transition to Independence, Looked After Children or Fostering and Adoption).
This could include one or more of the following specialist areas/services:
- Ensuring vulnerable (including looked after) children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services;
- The recruitment, support and training of foster carers and adopters, family finding and matching of children who need to be cared for outside of their family, court reporting in relation to step parent adoptions and special guardianship applications, joint assessments of private fostering arrangements.
The post holder will lead, manage and oversee the work of the team to ensure that vulnerable children are protected from significant harm, to work with children where there is risk of family breakdown, as well as working with children in care.
The post holder will also provide continuity of cover for other Team Leaders in their absence, and provide support and guidance to Senior Social Workers who may be deputising for Team Leaders.
Working in a multi-agency context, the post holder will promote effective partnerships with those providing preventative and/or specialist services in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors, as well as with children young people and their families, foster carers and adopters to achieve the best possible outcomes.
This role is critical in terms of protecting children and young people on behalf of the Council.
or in providing good quality, safe placements for children and young people and promoting placement stability. The role requires the on-going development of social work practice and a significant degree of forward planning, as well as managing immediate day to day issues and prioritisation of those issues that require an immediate response.
This role may include managing more than one area of specialist professional responsibility/aligned service area, as well as being the lead professional expert in a particular area of specialism.
The role may include oversight of contracts with other organisations, and contribution to the overall commissioning planning process.
The role will contribute to the strategic planning process by contributing professional expertise and experience. This may include providing persuasive arguments, written reports and verbal presentations.
Physical Effort and Working Environment (other than in a normal office environment
Occasional visits to a range of settings including visits to the homes of service users.
* Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
* Registration with Social Work England
* ASYE completed
Benefits of working with Remedy
* A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
* Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
* Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
* Double payrolls each week.
*Terms & Conditions apply
You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.
To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.
Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.