As a social worker in a Looked After Children's Team, you will have a mixed case load of children aged between 0 to 18 who cannot live with their families.
Your aim and role will be to support children living with relatives, friends or foster families and perspective adopters or older children living in children's homes and semi independent units. Ensure their safety and support them towards independence.
Through regular visits, assessments and reviewing their Care Plan, you will nurture and develop meaningful relations with these children; understand and interpret their wishes, and champion and support them to reach their full potential.
Occasionally, you will be required to prepare reports and attend court.
You will be supported in this challenging role with regular supervision, and by working alongside other social workers, family support workers and partnership organisations such as: Health Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Independent Reviewing officers and carers.
Due to the location of some of our placements, you will have the opportunity to travel to other parts of the country.