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Senior Social Worker - Therapeutic and Emotional Support Service (TESS)
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/21/142868
  • Published: Tue 09/02/2021, 14:25 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 23/02/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week, 1 post is 36.5 hours and 1 post is 23 hours
  • Salary: £35,745 - £43,857 pro-rata to hours worked (Plus a relocation package of up to £8,000. Terms & conditions will apply).
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Senior Social Worker - Therapeutic and Emotional Support Service (TESS)


The Therapeutic Emotional Support Service (TESS) is our in-house emotional wellbeing service for Birmingham’s children in care, children on the ‘edge of care’ and young people who have left care.    Its purpose is to promote the health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and to support those who have responsibility for their care.  TESS operates on the same practice principles as the wider Birmingham Children’s Trust, which is grounded in the relationship-based tradition and heavily influenced by systemic, strengths based and restorative practice.

TESS are looking to recruit a therapeutic Senior Social Worker to offer therapeutic support to Birmingham’s children in care. This will include direct work with children and young people, undertaking specialist assessments, formulations and plan of intervention.  In addition, we offer a professional consultation package to support carers, area social workers and the wider network. We work with children across Birmingham from a wide range of age groups, ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences.   Our workforce represents the diverse families of Birmingham. Cases cover a wide spectrum of concerns including issues of separation and loss, emotional, behavioural and neurodevelopmental difficulties, mental health issues and developmental trauma.  We work closely with the network, other agencies and local services to improve the lives of children in care.

If you have experience of working with children and young people, are passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and their families, and enjoy the challenge this brings, we would like to invite you to join our team.  We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate an interest in evidence-based practice and research and are keen to develop their knowledge. If you can work independently as well as being part of a team, we would like to hear from you.

We will provide you with access to training, regular professional clinical supervision and on-going support.

We have available:-

1 Full time position

1 Part time position (23 hours)

In order to be considered for these roles please complete an application form demonstrating how you meet the competencies required as outlined in the attached person specification.  CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will take place on: 16th March 2021