Advanced Social Worker LAC

Location South Gloucestershire
Salary £35.00 per day
This is a LAC post but there is a requirement for the worker to have a background in supporting children with a plan of adoption. We strongly welcome social workers with experience of completing Child Permanence Reports and working with adoption services to family find for children with an adoption plan to apply.

The post holder will hold a child care case-load particularly focussed upon those cases where complex and sensitive issues are at stake which require a service response from an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled social work practitioner.

Working in a multi-agency context, the post holder will ensure vulnerable children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services.  This will include organising, chairing and participating in meetings with a wide range of other agencies and disciplines to ensure that an effective and holistic service response is provided.

The post holder will hold responsibility for a specific area of work or expertise within the team where prescribed by the Team Manager.

S/he will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant child and associated legislation, policy practice and research developments both to inform practice and to contribute to the development of quality services within the team.

Under the guidance of the Team Leader and the Senior Social Worker, the post holder will provide mentoring/consultation to an integrated team of professional child care staff, ensuring that a good standard is maintained within the context of legislative requirements, Council and Departmental policies and procedures.