Children’s Social Worker – Senior Practitioner
Pre Birth Team
£30.57 per hr
We are looking for a motivated and committed Senior Social Worker to join our Pre-Birth Intervention Social Work Team, based within our Families First Service.
This is an exciting time for the team, as they have recently reviewed the referral criteria and will be rolling out changes from December.
Previously, the criteria for a referral to be accepted into the team is that the referral must be made prior to 21 weeks gestation where either parent has had a previous child permanently removed from their care through care proceedings and neither parent currently has a child in their care. This has now been amended so that we will only be working with parents who have had previous children removed where meaningful consent has been given and there is some evidence of positive change. We are also widening our scope to work with care leavers and will be looking in the future at the potential to target work with other vulnerable groups.
The model and ambition is to enable babies to remain with their parents, or at least within the birth family where it is safe to do so. This is achieved by completing as much work as possible before the baby is born and by ensuring that the parents receive intensive support to help them to achieve sustainable change.
The successful candidate would need to be a skilled and competent social worker, who has experience of child protection and court work and has an interest in developing innovative care plans.
Due to COVID there is a combination of both home working and office working in small bubbles. Staff safety is paramount and visits will be a mixture of virtual, doorstep and home visits, based on risk. Correct PPE will be supplied when required.
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