Children’s Disability Social Worker, – Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services
Children's Social Care, Various locations
Salary details: Up to £41,496 & excellent benefits
Now is the time to come and work for Rotherham Council Children and Young People’s Service. For more information about Rotherham Social Care jobs, please visit: https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/childrens-social-work-jobs
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Come and join the team here in Rotherham! We have strong and accessible leadership in place and a heartfelt pledge to provide a best practice centre of excellence. We are committed to cultivating a positive, practice-led culture underpinned by plenty of support at all levels. We pride ourselves on our strong learning environment and use this positively to develop staff and improve practice. During our Ofsted focused visit, we were praised for our staff morale and positive organisational culture, which builds on positive comments already reported in the Ofsted report published January 2018.
We are committed to providing an outstanding service to the children and young people of Rotherham. We regularly review our social care teams to make sure we have the right resources in place to support manageable caseloads, streamline administration and maximise the benefits of our state-of-the-art IT systems. This gives our staff more time to dedicate in building a rapport and developing strong relationships that matter. You will be joining an organisation that is rewarding in every sense and most importantly, that will serve our community to the highest possible standards.
Key benefits of working at Rotherham Council’s Children and Young People’s service are:
You will be joining an authority Ofsted rate as Good
Strong management support and oversight with approachable and supportive senior managers
Regular reflective supervision
Excellent professional learning & development opportunities – guaranteed 15 days per year, underpinned by the Rotherham Family Approach which incorporates ‘Signs of Safety’, ‘Restorative Approaches’, and ‘Social Pedagogy’ as our methodological approach and framework
Bespoke Learning Academy to support practitioners
Excellent social work case management and reporting systems making your job easier
An accredited social work career pathway to Level 2, 3 and Advanced Practitioner positions and a proven record of ‘growing our own’ at all levels.
A positive learning environment to enhance your social work career.
Opportunity to talk to current staff via a virtual drop in to gain a greater insight
Able to offer fixed term contracts to cover maternity leave should that suit your personal circumstances
ABOUT THE TEAM
Rotherham is striving to become a child-friendly borough – as such we are caring and committed corporate parents to all children in our care. In Rotherham we have a dedicated service for children and young people with disabilities. We recognise the importance of providing a highly specialised service from the first point of social work contact, and throughout the child’s journey including undertaking work with looked after children and preparation for adoption.
This dedicated and passionate team use a range of communication tools, from iPads to Makaton to ensure that the child’s voice is heard throughout their journey. The Team endeavour to create a learning culture, working with children with disabilities as part of a multi-agency SEND hub. The team is based alongside specialist education and health services and undertake work as part of a multi-disciplinary team around the child.
The team are supported by a specialist disability family support team who support Social Work intervention by providing targeted interventions, an early help service and a Short Breaks and brokerage service.
We will deliver on this promise to children and young people with disabilities – will you?
You will have experience of working with children with disabilities
You will have knowledge and application of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures
You will have knowledge of evidence based best practice standards and Ofsted’s ‘good’ grade descriptors
You will have experience of providing children’s services in a statutory social work setting
You will have experience of care planning and reviewing arrangements for looked after children
You will have the ability to build a rapport and develop a relationship with children and young people with disabilities, including ascertaining views, wishes and feelings and undertaking direct work
You will be able to work in partnership with parents and carers
You will be able to work together with multi-agency partners, particularly in relation to education and health services
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances
You will care
Rotherham and the wider South Yorkshire region is a great place to live and a stone’s throw from some of the UK’s finest towns and cities and is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. Easy to reach from Sheffield or Leeds, there are plenty of places to see, things to do and property is excellent value for money - all within a 2-hour train journey from London.
If you have any questions regarding these opportunities, please email them to our CDT Team manager: James Chapman – [email protected]
Advert closes: 20th November
Interview date: TBC