mbi Medical are pleased to be working with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, who have an opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join their Child Protection Locality team. The available position is 37 hours a week, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm with flexible working opportunities
About the opportunity:
"Come and join the team here in Rotherham! We have strong and accessible leadership in place and a heartfelt pledge to provide a best practice centre of excellence. We are committed to cultivating a positive, practice-led culture underpinned by plenty of support at all levels. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on our strong learning environment and use this positively to develop staff and improve practice. During our Ofsted focused visit, we were praised for our staff morale and positive organizational culture, which builds on positive comments already reported in the Ofsted report published January 2018. We are committed to providing an outstanding service to the children and young people of Rotherham. We regularly review our social care teams to make sure we have the right resources in place to support manageable caseloads, streamline administration and maximize the benefits of our state-of-the-art IT systems. This gives our staff more time to dedicate to building a rapport and developing strong relationships that matter. You will be joining an organization that is rewarding in every sense and, most importantly, that will serve our community to the highest possible standards."
- You will have experience of working directly with children, young people and their families (through previous/current employment).
- You will have some experience of working directly with children and young people ‘in need’ of support, protection and care (preferably through previous / current employment).
- You will be able to organize your daily workload independently and prioritize competing demands with support.
- You will be able to demonstrate initiative and be able to respond independently to unexpected situations.
- You will be able to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing, acting professionally, respectfully and tactfully when dealing with areas of sensitivity and potential conflict or disagreement.
- You will be sufficiently confident to undertake home visits and attend meetings with families and other professionals.
- You will have some experience of undertaking Statutory Social Work Single Assessments of needs and circumstances.
- You will understand the threshold and processes for undertaking child protection enquiries and joint investigations with the police, and know about the practical application of child protection procedures.
- You will be capable of accurate reporting and have the confidence to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.
- You will have some understanding of how evidence is presented in court. You will be passionate about maximizing a child’s life chances.
- You will care and want to make a positive difference for children, young people and their families.
You will need:
- Professional Social Work Qualification at degree level
- SWE registration
- Enhanced DBS
- Significant Post Qualifying Experience