Social Worker – Leaving Care Team

Job Category: Social Care
Reference HQ00018266
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 1 year
Location Suffolk
Job Type Full-time
Start Date 01/06/2019
Hours per week 37
Rate From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour

About the job:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Qualified Social Worker to join Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) in the Leaving Care Service Team.

The role is for up to 1 year to cover maternity leave and is based in Ipswich.

You will work with a specialist team of Social Workers and Personal Advisers to deliver high quality social care services to young people leaving care throughout Suffolk.

Full job description is available on request.

  • Hold a case load of primarily 16 and 17 year-old care leavers, providing 1-1 support,
  • Work with young people to develop the skills and support they need to make a successful move away from care and towards more independent living,
  • Promote the need for improvement and act as a role model for change,
  • Be positive, committed, adaptable and thorough, those around you will appreciate your confident approach and your personal integrity,
  • Be able to work to deadlines and motivate others to work effectively.
  • Have experience of working with young people in a professional capacity, as well as an understanding of the issues and challenges that affect Care Leavers as they move into independence,

  • Have enthusiasm and be creative in engaging young people,
  • Have an experience of partnership working and working successfully with colleagues in other services on complex issues,
  • Suitable professional qualification at graduate level or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work,
  • Social Work Qualification/ HCPC registration,
  • Substantial post qualification experience.
  • £400 ‘Golden Hello’ payment
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Flexible working
  • 2% pension contribution from employer
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England through Opus LGSS
  • Part of the Memorandum of Co-operation
  • Consultants based on site within Endeavour House

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