Birmingham Youth Offending Service are seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Senior Social Worker to join East Birmingham Youth Offending Team. Ideal candidates will possess specialist working knowledge of social work and youth justice practice in children's services, experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families as well as being registered with the HCPC and have at least 2 years’ experience of working in a Youth Justice Setting.
As a Senior Social Worker you will demonstrate leadership qualities that will assist the management team in providing an effective service that meets the individual needs of young people and families to reduce and prevent further offending. You will also assist in developing specific areas of expertise and knowledge across the service in order to develop and improve practice, taking on a lead role within quality assurance, chairing reviews where appropriate, managing complex high risk cases of young people with Offender management responsibility.
You must be able to demonstrate a proactive approach to engaging and supporting children and young people who are subject to out of court disposals and statutory criminal court orders; both within the community and custodial settings; in accordance with legal requirements, national standards and local policies.
You should also have a working knowledge of child development and law to supervise court orders, a high level of analytical skills to undertake comprehensive Asset Plus assessments and a dynamic approach to planning, sequencing and delivering interventions (group work and one to one) which address need and protect victims.
You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to make clear, evidence-based decisions with a good understanding of key legislation.
Being a reflective practitioner will enable you to demonstrate an efficient approach to time and task management, possess key skills to produce court reports in a timely manner and show competency in representing the service within a variety of settings including Court, Panel meetings and Risk management forums.
You must hold a recognised social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England to apply for this role.
To find out more please call Harjinder Lall, Jaz Marwaha or Ashfaq Ali 0121 464 7719