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Senior Social Worker, Youth Offending

Job reference: HQ00085296
£37106.00 - £44846.00 per annum
Social Worker


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care currently has a full-time permanent vacancy based in Birmingham for a senior social worker to work within a youth offending team. As the post holder of this role, you will receive a competitive salary of £37,106 - £44,846 per annum.

Staff Benefits:
- £3,000 incentive (subject to tax & national insurance deductions), if you have three years or more post qualification experience when you join us
- £2,400 retention payment after you've given us two years' continuous service
- A generous relocation offer if you join us from outside the West Midlands (applicable for senior social workers and above)
- Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme with significant employer contributions for all employees - Payment of HCPC registration fees
- Golden Hello - £3,000 with candidates that have more than 3 years post qualification experience.
- Retention Payment - £2,400 per annum paid quarterly at £600 per quarter to all qualified social work staff during their 3rd year of Trust employment and in subsequent years of employment subject to review and ongoing justification.
*All bonus' are subject to terms and conditions*

- Relocation payment:
- Grade 5 and above frontline social care professionals eligible to receive up to £8000 if they are moving within the boundaries of Birmingham; up to £4000 if moving to a commutable distance.
- Grade 4 and those not eligible for the above are entitled to apply for the Trust's relocation package of up to £6000 same conditions apply

- To be responsible for a complex caseload of children and young people ensuring legislative requirements are met.
- To collect, accurately record, using management information systems, and critically analyse all relevant information and take appropriate actions to fulfil statutory responsibilities to promote and safeguard the well-being and interests of the child/young people.
- To ensure the well-being and safety of the child/young person is paramount through analysing all necessary information to complete assessments that comply with statutory requirements.
- To create and plan for children in need of protection and children in care involving multi agency partners according to need.
- To implement, monitor and review within multi-agency meetings, children's plans to ensure needs are being met.
- Ensure that meetings are proactive and timely; and meet the child's/young person's needs, wishes and feelings.
- Liaise and work with other professionals and agencies to achieve optimal outcomes for children and young people; and ensure that services are 'joined up' in approach.
- To accurately record, report and communicate using accurate, up-to-date evidence based information in accordance with statutory and organisational requirements.
- To communicate effectively to a variety of audiences through written, verbal and other means of communication.
- To prepare and present reports to conferences, courts and panels in accordance with statutory procedures and practices.
- To establish skills, knowledge and experience to enhance working practices in accordance with the College of Social Work ASYE Year 1 programme, Professional Capability Framework and the Health Care Profession Council's (HCPC) Code of Practice for Social Workers.
- To take personal responsibility for your own professional development and reflective practice and keep up-to-date with changes to legislation, court rules, policies, procedures and best practice development.
- To work as a team member and attend team meetings and service reviews to positively contribute to the outcomes for children achieved as a team.
- Actively support the Team Manager by undertaking any other duties commensurate with the job or needs of the service.

Requirements of the senior social worker:
- Degree or equivalent in social work
- Current HCPC registration
- Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

Apply today:
This senior social worker job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.