Corporate Parenting Social Workers – Level 2 and Senior Social Workers 71620 CHPE
Children’s Services. Corporate Parenting Service
Salary: Up to £40,875 depending on experience
Flexible working/part-time and full-time posts
Relocation package up to £10K available
Norfolk - Norwich and South; North, East and Broadland
I am Kate Dexter, Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care with the lead for Corporate Parenting in Norfolk. We have ambitious plans to shape how we work with families, placing practitioners and relationship-based practice at the heart of what we do. Through Vital Signs, our vision for children and young people in Norfolk, we work with family and natural networks and across the whole system to support families to build on their strengths and to achieve the best possible outcomes.
We believe it is vital that children are prepared and able to learn; build positive, long term relationships and receive family-based care. Norfolk’s social care model is a relationship-based, purposeful approach with social workers practicing in a trauma informed way, incorporating therapeutic approaches within their work with children, young people, their carers and families. Our approach to working with children in Care includes a new specialist service with clinicians and practitioners and a clinical psychologist working to support social care teams in meeting need and improving outcomes for young people Looked After in Norfolk.
I am seeking to recruit Social Workers for both In Care Teams, working with Looked After Children, and Life Beyond Care Teams preparing young people for independence. There are posts available across the county, working with colleagues who have a passion and drive for improving outcomes for children and young people for whom we are Corporate Parents. I welcome applications from those who have experience of working with children and young people who are in Care or are Care Experienced, or those who have children’s social work experience and the transferrable skills to now work in this area. I also welcome applications from newly qualified social workers as well as those seeking to return to front line statutory practice. It is an exciting time to join our Corporate Parenting Service as we embark on a new way of working that allows practitioners to focus on preventative work to support the emotional wellbeing and aspirations for every young person we work with.
With relevant professional vocational qualification in Social Work, you will have registration with Social Work England. You will have experience working within the Corporate Parenting area or transferable skills with the ability to motivate individuals and create high performing teams, you will bring strong leadership skills and will have managed performance during periods of change.
To apply please visit: Corporate Parenting Social Workers – Level 2 or Senior Social Worker 71620 CHPE
Reward and Benefits
Recruitment Information for Candidates – Norfolk County Council
Closing date: 13 February 2022