Social Worker - Edge of Care

Location Swindon
Salary £32 - £35 per hour
The Edge of Care team work intensively with families where there is a risk of the child or young person entering care. The service will also support children currently in care, where there is an identified plan for the child to return home. The specialist team are dedicated to supporting families to stay together when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The team is made up of passionate and dedicated multi-agency practitioners who practice using a restorative, relational approach, ensuring that families are fully supported to make the changes needed to care for their children and to prevent their entry into the care system. The workers hold a small caseload of children, young people and families alongside their allocated Social Worker.
The Edge of Care Coordinator provides line management for the Edge of Care Workers, monitors referrals to the service and works alongside the Operational Manager to develop the service, ensuring that assessments are quality assured and there is partnership involvement. To succeed in this role, you will need to be a qualified Social Worker, perhaps wanting to take the next step in your career into management. If you believe you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to deliver work within this service and make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families then we want to hear from you.