SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER

DUDLEY CHILDREN'S SOCIAL CARE

The roles

SOCIAL WORKER

As one of our social workers you will:

  • Be part of a of a developing service which uses a systematic practice model  - which at its heart includes shared case loads, multiagency working and a commitment to reflective team case discussion and  decision making.
  • Join a small pod of social workers, managed by an experienced manager and supported by a dedicated pod coordinator to deal with routine administrative tasks enabling the social worker to concentrate on working with families.
  • Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning, and child protection investigations.
  • Be responsible for a caseload but will share responsibility and work with others in your pod as you intervene together with families, to ensure the best possible outcome for children.
  • Join a small pod of social workers, managed by an experienced manager and supported by a dedicated pod coordinator to deal with routine administrative tasks enabling the social worker to concentrate on working with families.
  • Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships, and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley LSCB, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation.

NEWLY QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKER PROGRAMME

 

As a newly qualified social worker you will:

  • Be part of our ASYE programme. The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) is the term used to describe a year long programme of support to enable the you to strengthen your professional confidence whilst you work in your first social work post.
  • Need to pass your ASYE to progress to a main grade social worker role.
  • Work together in a small pod of social workers

We are holding a free coffee and cake morning on 17 July 2017 (10 – 12pm ) for any NQSW looking to join Dudley’s AYSE programme this Autumn. Come and find out more about our programme and meet the team. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 

ADVANCED SOCIAL WORKER PRACTITIONER

Consistent with the Munro principles, the purpose of this role is to ensure high quality and effective social work practice across Dudley borough:

  • You will lead and develop the professional practice of team members and other colleagues, and model and facilitate reflective practice.
  • An exemplary practitioner, you will provide constructive challenges to enhance social work practice, procedures, policies and standards; promote innovation and new ways of working; and support the team manager on day to day issues.
  • Your role will improve the quality of work done by social workers including effective case management, purposeful evidence based interventions, analytical assessments and high quality written work.
  • You will have, or be willing to develop, specialist knowledge of an area of child care practice, which can be used across the service.
  • You will also represent the service in developing key service provision/local strategic initiatives.

TEAM MANAGER

  • You will be responsible for the leadership and management of a social work team, ensuring that vulnerable children and their families receive responsive services that safeguard and promote their welfare.
  • You will provide operational leadership, vision and direction by delivering service improvement within children’s social work.
  • You will actively promote and contribute to the strategic developments for children and their families across Dudley borough.
  • You will responsible for a team of staff from trainee social workers, ASYEs, social workers, senior social workers and support staff and accountable for ensuring the team achieves its operational plan: by promoting an appropriate culture: empowering others and setting and maintaining high and measurable standards of practice.