Social Care - Qualified

Location Shropshire
Salary £21.26 - £23.36 per hour
The Court Team sits within the Children Looked After, Court, Leaving Care and Family Time (Contact) Service. Siobhan Williams is the Service Manager & Maxine Ellis is the current Team Manager for the Court Team. The Court Team has 1 SSW(Leadership) and 6 SSW posts (+ 2 Covid funded for additional capacity). There are also 2 Family Support Workers and a Court Progression Officer in the Team.

The Team is supported by the Family Time (Contact) Team supporting facilitated and supervised family time between looked after children and their families. Court Team SSWs & FSWs start involvement at the outset of care proceedings and complete parenting assessments (inc PAMs if trained), Together and Apart assessments, direct work with children and statutory looked after and child protection tasks to safeguard and enable permanence plans to be made at the conclusion of proceedings. We are trialling co-working between 2 SWs if there are agency workers with experience of working with looked after children who do not yet feel ready/wish to take on the court related aspects of the role or want to come for the learning experience.