As a Social Worker in our Disabled Children’s Service, we’ll look to you to safeguard and promote the welfare of the most vulnerable children and young people in the city through the delivery of high quality services. Responsible for a caseload of children and young people, you will ensure those services are delivered in accordance with best practice and that all legislative requirements are met.
Our Disabled Children Service is focused on excellence in supporting families; where the disabled child is the intended recipient of social care support or the family’s needs arise due to the child’s disability. We assess needs and identify resources as well as promoting and safeguarding Children in Need, Children on Protection Plans and Children in Care.
It will be your job to assess and plan for children in need of protection and children in care, involving multi agency partners according to need. You’ll implement, monitor and review children's plans to ensure their needs are being met. And you’ll ensure that meetings are proactive and timely, and that they accommodate the child or young person's needs, wishes and feelings.
We’ll expect you to actively promote a ‘joined-up’ approach to partnership working, both with service users as well as other teams, agencies and organisations. And, in addition to preparing and presenting reports to conferences, courts and panels, you’ll support the Team Manager by undertaking any other duties commensurate with the job or needs of the service.
With an approved social work qualification, you’ll have full Health Care Profession Council (HCPC) registration, together with extensive experience of working with vulnerable children and their families, as well as effective partnership working with statutory and voluntary agencies. Resilient under pressure, you’ll need a thorough working knowledge of professional social work practices and all relevant legislation. Some experience of supervising students and/or colleagues is also required, along with an ongoing commitment to professional learning and development and an adherence to Birmingham City Council’s values.
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