Network Healthcare is currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Looked after Children Team (LAC)/Children in Care to be based within Children Services in Buckinghamshire. This is a full time permanent position and there are positions available in both Aylesbury and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. You will be able to choose your preferred location. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to help safeguard and protect the children of Buckinghamshire.
Bucks have developed an ambitious improvement programme, including and the development of their workforce, development, plan that sets out a clear vision for delivering their number one priority, to improve the quality of social work practice and achieve positive outcomes with our local children and young people who are 'in need' of support, protection and care to improve social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection and care.
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.
The Looked after Children Team 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 allocated Social Worker 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.
Working for Buckinghamshire Children's Social Care includes receiving a generous reward package including: