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Social work assistant -South Gloucestershire council

Job Title: Social work assistant -South Gloucestershire council
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Gloucestershire
Salary: £24.38 - 24.38 per hour
REF: LMDC23121
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Social work assistant -South Gloucestershire council

Location: Badminton Road Council Offices, BS37 5AF

Contract:  initial 4 -month contract with possible further extension

Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay: £24.38per hour (depending on experience)

The primary purpose of the role is to:

“this is a face-to-face role, therefore you must have access, sometimes at short notice, to service users within the South Glos region” while reports/admin can be done from home, this role will not suit people that cannot get to the BS37 5AF address easily. The Transition to Independence Team works with young people leaving care and support them to have a positive transition to adulthood. You will make a difference by being the lead professional for young people aged between 16-25 leaving care. You will ensure you develop strong trusting relationships with a solid understanding of the issues and challenges that affect them. You’ll be able to support and guide them with your knowledge and expertise to access an array of health services, assist with setting up and managing benefits as well as accessing and maintaining education and employment.

You will deliver inclusive personalised pathway plans to maximise young people’s independence ensuring that relevant legislation, codes of practice, and good practice guides are implemented, and service standards are met. You will maintain contact with and deliver pathway plans in accordance with the statutory requirements of the Personal Advisor role. You will provide support and specialist advice and guidance as well as advocacy on behalf of young people. You will liaise with contacts from different sectors, including health, housing, education, and voluntary sectors ensuring good communication in order to deliver an effective service. You will know when to take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable young people. You will maintain confidential reports and case notes, record care plans and risk assessments in accordance with professional and Council guidelines.

You will need a relevant qualification to NVQ3 level or equivalent, or considerable experience of working with young people in a professional environment, (e.g. residential social work, youth work, career advisory work, young people’s drugs work or mentoring). You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice as well processes and procedures related to leaving care.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer. To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Deanna Clarke on 020 8514 9152 or Email