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Medicare First are currently recruiting a position for Senior Social Worker to join a LAC team based in Sandwell.
This service is for all children and young people who are a 'Looked After Child' (LAC) and under 16 years of age. The care plan for the child must be long term care.
LAC teams carry statutory responsibility for those children for whom rehabilitation to the birth parents has been ruled out and whose care plan is long term care. Long term placements include kinship or family placements, foster care and residential care.
The team has a duty to ensure that the standard of care the child receives is of the highest quality. Children would be visited monthly by the Social Workers and their views would be sought and responded to appropriately. The team would also plan and facilitate contact arrangements with family and significant persons in the child's life.
If circumstances change in the family, the team will work closely with the parents and child to facilitate a safe return home.
As a Senior Social Worker in LAC team you will complete section 7 and 47 investigations, kinship, single and parenting assessments. You will attend and or chair child protection reviews and assessments. You will have full understanding of safeguarding and relevant legislation. You will have experience of Children's Services and of the needs of looked after children.
Our client is offering this role at 37.5 hours per and is happy to look at case by case requirements for flexibility.
They are offering excellent rates of pay and regular supervision and training/ CPD where possible within the authority.
Why Choose Medicare First
Your own dedicated industry expert
Access to local authority work and exclusive opportunities not with other agencies
Effective payroll with a choice of payroll methods to suit your needs
£ 250 referral bonus
£ 150 bonus if you bring your own job
Chance to work with one of the largest and fast growing social work agencies
Fast track compliance
Please send your CV to apply to feel free to contact me for a confidential discussion