Network Healthcare is currently recruiting for a Consultant Social Worker for the MASH Team based in Children Services, Swindon. This is a full time permanent position - salary £37,470 to £39,096 - would suit an experienced Social Worker looking to take the next step in their career or someone already working at this level.
The Consultant Social Worker role provides an opportunity to shape children's social work at management level while remaining 'hands-on' and will contribute to the development of service and practice within legislative and policy frameworks.
Working at the forefront of best practice, Consultant Social Workers role model high professional standards and have excellent overall knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and practice methods. They display excellent behaviours and provide advice, guidance and support to newly qualified and less experienced staff to help them develop their professional skills, knowledge and experience. Consultant Social Workers will work with families where there are high levels of risk and complexity and will work across networks, communities and agencies.
The post holder will demonstrate professional commitment by taking responsibility for their conduct, practice and learning, with support through supervision. As a representative of the social work profession they safeguard its reputation and are accountable to the professional regulator.
The role profile builds on and supplements the core role profile for all children's social workers.
In order to be considered for this positions candidates must hold a Social Work qualification, valid HCPC registration, have experience of writing court reports and presenting evidence in court, have significant experience assessing complex situations and providing advice, have a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience as a Qualified Social Worker, have supervisory experience, have excellent knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, be a committed and reliable member of the team and hold the Practice Educators Award.
In return our client is able to offer: Excellent salary up to £39,096 per annum plus £1500 Market Factor Supplement, supportive and friendly management team, regular supervision, manageable caseload, free car parking, Relocation package up to £8000, generous annual leave allowance, pension scheme, plus many other local government benefits (discount vouchers etc)