Newly Qualified Childrens Social Workers NQSWs X 5 Locality Service And Duty Service job in Thame at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Newly Qualified Children’s Social Workers (NQSW’s) x 5 – Locality Service and Duty Service

Company: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Location: South Yorkshire UK

Date Posted:Nov 10, 2017

Rotherham Council has been shortlisted for the Best Social Work Employer of the Year prize in the acclaimed Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of our outstanding work with vulnerable children. See press release -These posts are specifically for Newly Qualified Social Workers to work in our Locality and Duty Services. Key benefits for Newly Qualified Social Workers – why come and work for Rotherham?Low and protected caseloads for NQSWsStrong management supportRegular reflective supervisionExcellent professional learning & development opportunities – guaranteed 15 days including ‘Signs of Safety’ and ‘Restorative Practice’ methodological approachesRecently launched  IT (Liquidlogic) social work case management and reporting systemAdditional support from Social Work Practice Consultants as part of the NQSW / ASYE UnitWhen ASYE accredited enjoy a social work career pathway with Level 2 , 3 and Advanced Practitioner positionsABOUT THE LOCALITY SOCIAL WORK SERVICEThe locality social work service works with children and their families from across the borough of Rotherham and consists of 12 teams working from 5 office bases (Clifton the Place, Rawmarsh service centre, Maltby service centre, Aston service centre and Swinton Brookfield centre).The teams focus on:children in needchildren in need of protectionchildren where a PLO/pre-proceedings process is ongoinglooked after children prior to transfer to the children in care service The locality social work service aims to provide the right service with the right approach at the right time by:Identifying and clearly explaining the nature and level of risk to children and the impact this will have on them if nothing changes;Understand the child’s experience through our visits to the family, direct work and observations andCreate plans and ways of working with children and their families that achieve a tangible positive difference ABOUT THE DUTY SERVICEThe Duty Service is made up of 5 teams who undertake assessments on new referrals across the Borough.  The service operates a 5 week duty rota and each team spends one week on duty, allowing the 4 following weeks to complete assessments and other tasks associated.  As the team manage all incoming assessments, this will include S47 investigations; initiating care proceeding; accommodating children; private law reports; risk assessments; pre-birth assessments; Legal gateway meetings following PLO processes.  Work is varied and complex.ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITYWe will listen. We will act. We will do the right things for the right reasons. Will you?Come and start your social work career with Children & Young People’s Service at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. We have strong and accessible leadership in place and a heartfelt pledge to provide a best practice centre of excellence. We are committed to cultivating a positive, performance-led culture underpinned by plenty of support at all levels. During a recent Ofsted monitoring visit we were praised for our staff morale and positive organisational culture.We are committed to providing an outstanding service to the children and young people of Rotherham.  We regularly review our social care teams to make sure we have the right resources in place to reduce caseloads, streamline administration and maximise the benefits of our new state of the art IT systems.  This gives our staff more time to dedicate to building a rapport and developing relationships that matter.  You will be joining an organisation that is rewarding in every sense and most importantly, that will serve our community to the highest possible standards.We are recruiting Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW's) as part of a very successful strategic workforce development to grow a permanent, skilled and stable workforce and be the local employer of choice. All of our NQSWs will undertake work in the local community undertaking assessments with children, young people and their families to clarify what is working well, what is worrying people and what needs to happen next. As key workers for vulnerable children in need of support, protection and care NQSWs will work together with other professionals to and in partnership with parents/carers to deliver plans to build safety, stability and wellbeing for children and young people. This will require direct work skills to ascertain the views, wishes and feelings of children and young people.We also have a nationally recognised Newly Qualified Social Worker support programme which is supporting staff through the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. We will work with you to provide you with a broad based practice experience and support you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to manage a successful transition to undertaking statutory high risk practice.All our social worker positions are career graded as you progress through your career pathway. As you progress you will develop the skills to manage increasing levels of responsibility, more complex and emotionally demanding aspects of practice. We will offer you support every step of the way, and our Practitioner’s Improvement Board provides a formal platform for you to share views and concerns with senior leaders and the service as a whole.  Feedback from the people we recruited last year tells us that they feel really supported, enjoy working in a friendly and professional environment and benefit from quality development and learning opportunities.Our Newly Qualified Social Worker's will receive a high level of supervision, increased support and a protected caseload. ABOUT YOUYou will have experience of working directly with children, young people and their families (through previous/current employment and/or voluntary work).You will have some experience of working directly with children and young people ‘in need’ of support, protection and care (preferably through previous / current employment and/or social work training placements).You will be able to organise your daily workload independently and prioritise competing demands with support.You will be able to demonstrate initiative and be able to respond independently to unexpected situations. You will be able to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, acting professionally, respectfully and tactfully when dealing with areas of sensitivity and potential conflict or disagreement.You will be sufficiently confident to undertake home visits and attend meetings with families and other professionals.You will have some experience of undertaking Early Help Assessments / Statutory Social Work Single Assessments of needs and circumstances.You will understand the threshold and processes for undertaking child protection enquiries and joint investigations with the police and know about the practical application of child protection procedures.You will be capable of accurate reporting and have the confidence to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.You will have some understanding of how evidence is presented in court.You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances. You will care and want to make a positive difference for children, young people and their families.The selection process for these roles will include an Assessment Centre.  If you have any questions regarding the roles please email them to Please note: this is a re-advertisement and previous applicants will not be considered. 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