Disabled Children's Social Worker
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Social Care - Children Service
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council prides itself on being a great place to work where staff are trusted, valued and supported to make a positive contribution at work.
As a high performing Local Authority we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, qualified Social Worker for the Disabled Children’s Team who will be committed to providing good outcomes for Disabled children and young people.
The Disabled Children’s Team works with children, their primary carers and families to support them within the family home as well as promoting opportunities for them to access the community and develop their independence.
Social workers within the Disabled Children’s team support children who have a disability and their families via Child in Need Plans, Child Protection Plans, PLO Pre-Proceedings and Care Proceedings and continue to support children in our care who have a disability. Social workers work with children and their families to support them via a short breaks package where suitable.
The social workers work closely with colleagues in our SEND service with regards to Education, Health and Care Plans. The team work closely with specialist partnership agencies and adult services to ensure children who have a disability are supported throughout their childhoods and have a smooth and positive transition into adulthood.
Applicants will need to evidence experience of assessment, care planning, conflict resolution and direct work to ensure that children’s and young person’s voices are heard. This will include skills and ability to confidently assess and manage situations where there may be child protection issues and complex areas of vulnerability.
This post has been identified as suitable for flexible working which enables the postholder to work 40% of their working time away from the office
We offer an excellent total reward package including a competitive salary, generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement as well as access to a number of additional employee benefits and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
It is anticipated that an appointment will be made at Grade K - L to maintain a skills balance within the team.
Please note that this is a temporary position for 6 months.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Patti Sanderson Team Manager Tel no 01642 524540 Mob 07920750688