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Children's Consultant Social Worker – Assessment Teams
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC19625
  • Published: Tue 02/05/2023, 11:13 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,516 per annum plus £6,875 Market Enhancement, with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £48,587 per annum plus £6,420 Market Enhancement. Plus one off £1k Welcome Payment
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hertfordshire, Stevenage , Hemel Hempstead , County Hall, Hertford

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Children's Consultant Social Worker – Assessment Teams

As an innovative authority, we are committed to developing motivational social work practice and you will be trained to work in this way. You will be working at the forefront of best practice to deliver first class support to vulnerable children and families which will expose you to managing complex and diverse caseloads.

By changing our approach to families, they are changing their approach to us and we are managing to keep far more children at home safely with their families.

With dedicated Diversity & Inclusion strategy and focus groups, we promote diversity and inclusion across the delivery of services and within our workforce.

We will offer a stimulating working environment, regular supervision meetings and training opportunities to help you to reach your full potential with the assistance and guidance of our specialist L&D teams.

The pandemic has brought about changes in the way we work and having learnt from this and from feedback from our staff and communities, we are embedding important principles around ‘Our Way Forward’. The overarching vision for Children’s Services is that we work in a ‘flexible and balanced’ way with a focus on ‘continuous improvement’; this is underpinned by a ‘mix and blend’ approach by adopting hybrid ways of working, balancing the need for collaborative workspaces with the right technology for staff to work from home and touchdown areas where this is right for you and for our families.

Our Assessment Teams undertake single child and family assessments for those circumstances where our Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub has identified the need for a social work assessment. With a strong partnership approach, a dedicated Out of Hours service, strength-based assessments, robust pathways for Early Help and strong performance, the service embeds strong working relationships with families from the start of their journey.

About You:

A role model for good social work practice and use your experience to develop less experienced staff.
Passion for achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families and this will be demonstrated through applying theory and research to frontline practice.

This role will include holding a small caseload of complex work and supports development into a management role in the future. This will include conducting supervision meetings and supporting other members of the team and providing management cover in the Team Manager’s absence.

A comprehensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families is essential
You should already have sufficient experience of staff supervision and management and be at the height of your social work career.