Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions
● Experience of keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing
accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include
families, children or young people).
● An ability to manage an agreed caseload of complex court work
● Experience of writing evidence for Court as well as giving oral evidence in court cases
● Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example The Children Act) and national policy drivers that
will affect children’s services and your role
● Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with
colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them.
● Appropriate understanding of how to undertake direct social work responsibilities as an allocated
worker to the children and young people, implementing plans and providing assistance and
support to help them achieve their aims, using appropriate interventions and casework methods.
● An effective inquisitive, persistent and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable
families and the ability to translate this to support others development.
● Ability to support the team in undertaking whole family assessments using the Signs of Safety
and Wellbeing framework and tools and approaches that are based on evidence
● Able to support students and less experienced workers with developing their skills and
confidence, sharing best practice examples and offering shadowing opportunities
● Excellent communication skills and a strong ability to motivate and influence others.
A passion to demonstrate and promote our values (Trust, Respect and Empower) through
professional behaviours and relationships with all stakeholders and staff to support children and
young people to live safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.
● Strong organisational abilities including: time management, problem-solving and prioritisation.
● Able to work flexibly and independently with a commitment to the organisation culture.
● Personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to overcome obstacles, achieve challenging
objectives, celebrate success and deliver excellent outcomes for children. Taking a strength based
approach to managing situations.
● Ability to lead others and encourage collaborative working within Achieving for Children and across organisational boundaries in the best interests of children and families.
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive and pragmatic,
including ability to negotiate and influence.
payrate: £40.50 umbrella