We have some exciting opportunities in the South, West North-West and East North-East CHAD Social Work teams for the right applicants who have the motivation and passion to promote the inclusion and wellbeing of children with complex health needs and/or disabilities across Leeds.

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Posted
Application deadline 31st October 2021
Job reference req7189
Job location Leeds
Hours per-week 37
Salary £SO1 - £27,741 to £29,577

Qualified Children’s Social Worker (various posts), Child Health and Disability Service (CHAD), Children and Families Services, Leeds (Please note, applications will only be considered from applicants with a relevant qualification in Social Work)

The Child Health and Disability Service, often known as CHAD, is made up of five teams working with children and young people aged 0-18 with complex health needs and/or disabilities, where their disability has an impact on their ability to be safe, develop skills for life and be part of their local communities growing up. There are three locality CHAD Social Work teams covering different areas within the city: East North-East, West North-West, and South. There is also a CHAD Occupational Therapy Team and a Regional Specialist Team based at Leeds General Infirmary.

The CHAD Social Work teams undertake a wide variety of tasks as part of their role to ensure best outcomes for children with complex needs and/or disabilities. This includes undertaking statutory assessments, visiting children in their homes and short breaks settings and completing safeguarding and care management activities. In line with statutory safeguarding procedures and investigations, the teams work directly with children who need help and protection and that are subject to care proceedings. They also work with children who are looked after by the local authority. In addition, the CHAD Social Work teams engage in Mental Capacity Assessments to consider Liberty Protection Safeguards.

The CHAD Service has a clear vision that every child in Leeds with a complex health need and/or disability should benefit from child-centred, high-quality, flexible, and responsive support to help them live a successful and enjoyable life where their voice and influence is promoted.

We have some exciting opportunities in the South, West North-West and East North-East CHAD Social Work teams for the right applicants who have the motivation and passion to promote the inclusion and wellbeing of children with complex health needs and/or disabilities across Leeds. As a Social Worker within CHAD, you will be responsible for managing a caseload whilst supporting children with complex health needs and/or disabilities and their families to achieve their full potential.

This role will provide you with ample opportunity to work with our close partners to ensure the multiple and complex needs of these children are both properly assessed and met but remembering that working with the child and family is central to our vision and practice. “Relationship-based practice is a clear feature of the work in Leeds” (OFSTED Dec 2018) In addition, there are regular development opportunities to support Social Work career progression.

We will consider applications from Social Workers who have the right level of skill and motivation for the post. The successful candidates will be passionate about improving outcomes for children with complex health needs and/or disabilities and creating and sustaining positive change for young people across the city. The successful candidates will also play a role in supporting the continued development of the CHAD Service.

If you would like further information about the posts available or informal discussion to find out more, please contact:

South (Full time vacancy):

Lahra Spence, Team Manager on 0113 3784915 Lahra.Spence@leeds.gov.uk

West North-West (Full time vacancy):

Caroline Tong, Team Manager on 07712278950 Caroline.Tong@leeds.gov.uk

East North-East (Part time vacancy):

Emma Simpson, Team Manager on 0113 3785140 Emma.Simpson3@leeds.gov.uk

Interview to be held 9 November 2021.

To apply online, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://leeds.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/7189?c=leeds

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check against the Children’s barred list will be carried out on preferred candidates.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident Leader.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK – either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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