The Disabled Childrens Social Care Service is a specialist service which has five teams with an allocation of approximately 750 children and young people. The ages range from 0 to 18 years - all of whom have a disability and or complex health need. They are vulnerable and have complex and challenging needs.
The five teams work closely with a range of partners including the Health Service, Special Educational Needs & Disability services, this includes schools and the voluntary sector to ensure the voices of children and young people are central to our practice. We have ambition for our children.
The Senior Practitioners for Disabled Childrens Short Break & Family Support Teamwork with the Team Manager and two other senior practitioners to lead the Short Break & Family Support service and to support the promotion of independence, enablement and inclusion. Ultimately, our aim is to support good outcomes for young people promoting their life chances, including work, as young adults.
You’ll play a lead role on our relationship-based, family-led practice model, supervising and a supporting complex caseload, and providing support group and individual supervision for several family support workers. You will provide mentoring and quality assurance to less experienced colleagues, as well as supporting the Team Manager in their day to day running of the team.
We’ll also look to you to front a joined-up approach, encouraging robust partnerships with other service teams and outside agencies, including the police, health, schools and voluntary organizations.
This is a key role to the Trust so naturally we’re looking for social care professionals with experience of working with vulnerable children, families, statutory bodies and voluntary agencies. You’ll need a recognized social work qualification and registration with the SWE. You’ll back all this up with external personal skills – including communication, sound judgement, analytical thinking and teamwork.