Deputy Consultant Social Worker
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Band 12 – 12 £33,876 - £36,876
Social Care - Children Service
We have an exciting opportunity for Social Workers who have been qualified more than 2 years to gain experience in management and teaching as a Deputy Consultant Social Worker as part of Frontline. You would join the Safeguarding, Assessment and Support Service as a safeguarding Social Worker which provides a comprehensive social work service from the point of single assessment through to work on a long term basis.
The team support children in need, including those in need of protection by assessing need, creating packages of support and managing risk. The role requires you to hold a reduced caseload of CIN, CP and Looked After Children whilst supporting the learning and development of our 4 participants in our Frontline unit, working with the Consultant Social Worker.
You will support the participants to develop into outstanding social workers who will affect positive change for children. The role will include providing some shadowing and co-working opportunities for participants and attending unit meetings as agreed with the CSW. You will support with the marking of some direct observations of practice and deputise for the appointed CSW to cover for periods of short term absence, becoming the designated social worker participants go to for general advice, guidance and support on cases.
As a Deputy CSW you would have a reduced caseload in order to reflect the increased workload of supporting the unit. There is no requirement that you have a systemic qualification or prior systemic training or to have been a practice educator of social workers. You will attend all of the frontline training delivered by top practice experts which will broaden your understanding of systemic practice and we will support you to become a qualified Practice Educator.
Hartlepool are committed to providing high quality services to children, young people and their families and offer an excellent working environment valuing supervision, training and opportunities for professional development. Currently we are also offering a retention payment to experienced Social Workers
Our recent Ofsted ILAC inspection and focused visit judged us as being good regarding the effectiveness of our safeguarding services and outcomes for children and young people and outstanding for services to Looked After Children.
The welfare of our staff is paramount and during the Covid pandemic we have ensured that all safety measures are in place and risk assessments have been completed to cover office/home working, home visiting and face to face contact with parents/carers and their children.
This post is subject to safer recruitment measures, including an enhanced DBS barring list check and you also need to be registered with the HCPC
For further information, please contact Chris Rooney, Head of Service on 01429 523729 or Rebecca Stephenson, Head of Service Quality & Review on 01429 284134 .
Interviews will be undertaken in conjunction with Frontline and will involve work-based assessment.
Closing date 11th December 2020
With regards to the Frontline programme please visit https://thefrontline.org.uk for more information