Social Worker- Children-Disability Team

Location Rotherham
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
Children Disability Team: Temporary Children’s Social Work post (3 months with potential extension)– Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Children and Young People’s Services
Salary details: £35 per hour
This opportunity is within the Children’s Disability Team
Key benefits – Why work for Rotherham?
• Low case loads
• Small teams
• Strong support from Team Manager and Service Manager
• You will be developed into an excellent CDT Social Worker. All Social Care Professionals will have opportunity for training in the ‘Signs of Safety’ operating mode and Restorative Practice approaches
• Early Help provision is strong, which is now reducing the demand for social care and supporting professionals with creative options for service users
• The opportunity to make a real difference to the children and families in need of your help with an established short break pathway
We will listen. We will act. We will do the right things for the right reasons. Will you?
Our vision is for the children and families of Rotherham to routinely experience and describe the services they receive from us, as outstanding. And we intend to do that by putting the child first in everything we do.
You will have experience of working with children subject to, Child in Need, Child Protection and LAC care plans
You will have prior experience or a real interest in working with Children with Disabilities
You will be able to take a key role in coordinating care plans, and care packages
You will be used to undertaking workload and caseload reviews.
You will be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of those children and families you are supporting
You will have strong skills in assessment
You will be an influential negotiator when dealing with potential conflict.
You will have a knack for communicating complex messages in a straightforward way and sensitive to the communication needs of the children we work with
You will not be afraid to think outside the box to solve problems and be creative!
You will be capable of making decisions even when there is uncertainty.
You will see the big picture and be open to working with others.
You will be passionate about maximising a child’s life chances.
You will care.
Post start date: As soon as possible
Working Hours - 9am - 5pm / flexible working. Monday - Friday