As one of our Senior Social Workers you will demonstrate leadership qualities that will assist the management team in providing an effective service that meets the individual needs of young people and families to reduce and prevent further offending. You will also assist in developing specific areas of expertise and knowledge across the service in order to develop and improve practice, taking on a lead role within quality assurance, chairing reviews where appropriate and managing complex cases.
You must be able to demonstrate a proactive approach to engaging and supporting children and young people who are subject to out of court disposals and statutory criminal court orders; both within the community and custodial settings; in accordance with legal requirements, national standards and local policies.
You should also have a working knowledge of child development and law to supervise court orders, a high level of analytical skills to undertake comprehensive assessments and a dynamic approach to planning, sequencing and delivering interventions (group work and one to one) which address need and protect victims.
In addition your excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to make clear, evidence-based decisions with a good understanding of key legislation will be key.
Being a reflective practitioner will enable you to demonstrate an efficient approach to time and task management, possess key skills to produce court reports in a timely manner and show competency in representing the service within a variety of settings including Court, Panel meetings and Risk management forums.
We are seeking a keen professional who works well with within a multi-agency setting to develop relationships with colleagues and share knowledge. As part of the ‘Think Family’ model adopted within Birmingham you will work within a ‘whole family approach’ as a lead professional to support wider family needs. This coupled with a specialist working knowledge of social work and youth justice practice in children's services, experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families; as well as being registered with the Health Care Profession Council are essential qualities needed for this role.
To find out more please call Rena Blackwood or Denise McMorrow 0121 464 8484.