Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Social Worker – Children with Disabilities – Dorset

Role:  Social Worker
Location:  Dorset
Team: Children with Disabilities
Pay:  Up to £42 per hour
Contract:  Full Time Locum Contract

Embark on a fulfilling journey with a dedicated Children with Disability Team at Dorset Council, where your expertise as a Qualified Social Worker will be instrumental in enhancing the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

This full-time role, nestled in the picturesque landscape of East Dorset, offers a chance to make a tangible difference within a supportive and dynamic environment.

- Engage in meaningful work that directly impacts children and their families.
- Collaborate with a small, committed team comprised of a Team Manager, 5 social workers, a student social worker, and a family worker.
- Enjoy a structured work-life balance with a 37-hour week during standard office hours with lots of opportunities to work from home.
- Embrace the potential for a permanent position within the team.

Role Insight:
As a beacon of support, your role will encompass assessing needs, crafting tailored care plans, and coordinating a spectrum of services. Your caseload will be manageable, up to 18 children, allowing for dedicated attention to each case. Your advocacy will extend to providing direct support, coordinating respite for caregivers, and ensuring the safeguarding of the children under your care.

Your collaborative spirit will shine through as you work alongside professionals from various disciplines, including health, education, and social care, to deliver comprehensive support. Your diligence in maintaining accurate records and presenting cases to funding panels will be key to the team's success.

Skills and Experience:
- A BA(Hons) in Social Work and registration with Social Work England (SWE) are essential.
- A robust background with a minimum of three years post-qualifying experience in a Local Authority setting.
- At least one year's experience working with disabled children or young adults is crucial.
- Proficiency in handling complex cases involving mental health, learning, and physical disabilities, including autism.
- A valid driving license with business use insurance is required for this role.

Additional Requirements:
- Flexibility to work both in the office and remotely, adapting to the needs of the team and service users.
- An enhanced DBS check will be conducted.
- Immediate availability is highly desirable.

This role is not just a career move; it's a chance to make a profound impact on the lives of children and families who will benefit from your expertise, compassion, and dedication.
To apply, please submit your CV detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

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