Senior Social Worker - Transitions Team

Recruiter
Aurora Resourcing
Location
Ellesmere Port
Salary
24.58 GBP Hourly
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
30 Oct 2017
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Aurora Resourcing are looking for an experienced Social Worker to join a Transition Team.

The Job:

Provide professional expertise and support to children's social workers and other professionals working with children in need with complex needs and disabilities. To manage the transition processes for children with disability between children services and adult services. Under the direction of the Senior Manager Children with Disabilities case manage complex cases through to transition. Ensure that interventions are evidenced based and of high quality drawing on national best practice and research. Promote the use of evidence in casework through for example Research in Practice, and C4EO. With the Team Manager identify individual learning needs and provide support to practitioners in managing professional development. Provide supervision to family support workers and where agreed social work staff within the team. Mentor newly qualified and inexperienced staff and including social workers. Manage a small 'complex' caseload as agreed by the Team Manager

Responsibilities:

1. Undertake casework responsibility for young people with disabilities whose needs are highly complex

2. Ensure that all children in transition person centered plan agreed with the young people, their families and other professionals/agencies involved to ensure that positive outcomes are achieved for young people

3. Work within the framework of appropriate legislation across both adults and children's services

4. Identify and manage risk for young people and adults through the application of risk assessment techniques, appropriate intervention in complex cases and compliance with Child Protection and vulnerable adults safeguarding procedures, to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable people

5. Work closely with adults services, the Learning Disability Partnership Board and other statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that the transition to adulthood for young people is well planned and co-ordinated

The Candidate:

  • Qualified Social Worker with proven experience
  • Experience working with children and adults
  • HCPC registered

How to Apply
To find out more or to apply for this position please apply through this advert, if you would like further information about this or other opportunities then please contact Jay Lawrence in confidence on or email

Aurora Resourcing are an equal opportunities and equality recruitment agency