Working with our dedicated Children’s Social Workers and multi-agency professionals, you will actively promote the welfare of Birmingham’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families; through the direct delivery of high quality services.
We currently have a vacancy within our busy Children in Care team based in the East of the city. This role is to specifically support a social worker who requires a support worker as part of their role. This role will be a fixed term contract initially for 12 months.
You will play a key essential role in assisting a social worker to safeguard and promote the needs of children and families who are subject to care proceedings as well child in care processes.
You will assist with the completion of statutory assessments, supervise contact and advise children and their families about help and support that is available to them. You will obtain, record and critically analyse all relevant information, taking appropriate action where necessary; as well as providing practical day-to-day support; which may take the form of home visits and direct work within the family home or community. Further to this you will be expected to support the social worker with travel during work hours to include home visits and meetings. You would be expected to be computer literate and be able to support the social worker to add information to the IT operating system on their behalf.
You should be confident in using a range of computer software; experience in your direct communication written and verbal skills. A flexible approach to your workload is essential, as you will work with your local and wider teams; as key links in partnership working with professional agencies to achieve overall improved outcomes.
You will be experienced in working with vulnerable children, young people and their families in a support/advisory role and be knowledgeable in safeguarding and Children’s services processes and legislation.