Reference: RA0005964
Description: About the Team

Warwickshire County Council are looking to recruit a Social Worker for an exciting role of supporting permanency and exploring Boarding School opportunities for Children in Care.Here at Warwickshire County Council we put children and families at the heart of everything we do, we work with families restoratively,building strong relationships and connections to help families find long lasting solutions.Find out why we are good Ofsted. We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents and carers receive the right help at the right time. We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths.

Our work with children and families contributes to our wider council aim – to make Warwickshire the best it can be for everyone and to create a Child Friendly Warwickshire. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives our staff to succeed, develop and achieve.Read more in our Agile Working leaflet

We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working – Children and families service – rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council. Work with us in Children & Families

The Roleand Key Requirements

Do you have experience in progressing care plans for children in care?

Do you have knowledge of permanency plans for children in care?

Are you committed to finding new solutions for children in care?

Can you build relationships with Boarding Schools and external providers of education and care?

Do you want to support social workers across the county to progress children’s plan?

We are looking for a social worker who is passionate about children in care and who believes that our children in care deserve the best opportunity to thrive.
This Social Worker should be organised and meticulous. Part of their role is to track and monitor children in care who have not achieved permanency. You will work with the Service Managers across all children’s teams and the children in care team as well as multi-agency working with Adoption Central England, Virtual Schools and Health.

You will work on a one-to-one basis with social workers across the county to support them to progress plans of adoption, SGO, long term fostering, reunification or discharging of care orders.

You will oversee where our children are living and the patterns of the moves they have, monitor the data for our children in care population and report this back to SLT and Ofsted.You will also be the point of contact with regards to coding and ensuring our children in care data is correct and up to date, addressing any barriers to this.

You will attend Through Care Panel to support the multi-agency work to progress permanency for children in care. You will be the county’s point of contact for all things permanency including boarding schools along with the other permanency social worker in the team.
As part of the County Council strategy this role will be pivotal in bringing education and children in care together. We know that children in care can achieve great things in education, that’s why we want a dedicated individuals to explore options, find the right Boarding School and support children who are being cared for in a different and innovative way.

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and motivated child focused social worker to help us improve the outcomes for our young people, ensuring their voice is heard and remains central within our decision-making processes.

Within this role you will hold a small caseload of children in Boarding Schools and aim to establish and maintain links with the education sector, charities and 3rdsector organisations to ensure children in care receive the best bespoke education packages available. We want our practitioner to spend their time building relationships with families to achieve change.

We are doing great work and we need great people to join us to continue to improve the lives of local children and their families. If you’re someone who is prepared to get stuck in, who like us, wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion, tenacity, courage, and purpose, then we want you to work with us.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification

If you’re someone who is prepared to get stuck in, who, like us, wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion and purpose, then join us here in Warwickshire.

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.
Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Any questions please contact Team Manager Tracy Avill on tracyavill@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 01st May 2024
Interview: 10th May 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore

Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*43,421.00 – *GBP*45,441.00

Package: Fulltime, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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