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Child and Family Social Work Practitioner x 2

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
06/07/2020 23:59
Grade I/J, £31,371 - £36,876 + 5% recruitment and retention allowance
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
6 Jul

Further information

We have 2 social work vacancies in the complex child in need / edge of care team

The purpose of the role is to provide a proactive Social Work service to children assessed as being children in need and considered to be at risk of suffering significant impairment with the Wrap Around providing a support role to such situations which require greater intensity of support outside of normal working hours.

The post holder will work in the team and take a systemic approach, focusing on effecting sustained change that reduces the need for recourse to the Looked After and/or Child Protection system. The core function of the team is to keep families together or reunite them quickly whilst ensuring an evidence based approach to managing risk and uncertainty. Caseloads will be capped to ensure that you are enabled to work intensively with families and children. Supervision will be highly reflective with training in systemic practice a core offer towards your professional development.

The successful candidate will firmly believe in the power of strength based relational Social Work and have the ability to address behaviours linked to, or because of, adult and childhood trauma and compromised child/parental relationships and capacity. You must have demonstrable skills in planning and delivering interventions with complex and challenging families coupled with the ability to analyse and evaluate complex situations and risk.

You will be empathic, enabling and resilient with a ‘can do’, solution focussed approach. You will be comfortable in reaching sound evidence based decisions and able to exercise your professional authority appropriately. You will be a team player with a proven ability to work constructively with other professional groups.

The successful candidate must have completed their AYSE year and if successful will need to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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