Our Vision in Sheffield is to strengthen families, so that all children, young people and families have the opportunity to live safe, happy and healthy lives.
Assistant Director Early Intervention and Prevention
As part of the city’s commitment to improved outcomes for the children, young people and families we are seeking to appoint an outstanding Service Leader who possesses experience, ambition and enthusiasm to drive service quality forward and contribute to the strategic direction of the Council.
Night Residential Support Worker
We currently have a vacancy for a Night Residential Support Worker for 13.5 hours per week (This equates to 6 nights one month 7 nights the next). This is to provide care and support to children throughout the night. Applicants will need to be at least 22 years of age.
With previous experience within the youth justice arena or residential childcare setting, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a team of residential support workers within the home to ensure that a high standard of care, control, support and security is delivered to all staff and young people. You will be responsible for case management and have some experience of staff supervision and development.
Advanced Social Work Practitioner
Working in a small team of social workers with an experienced Senior Fieldwork Manager, you will carry a smaller-than-average caseload of the most complex and challenging cases, utilizing social work expertise and a clear child focus to secure the best possible outcomes for our most vulnerable children.
Social Work Consultant
We are looking for a qualified and HCPC registered children and families social worker/manager in order to support, mentor and develop newly qualified social workers through their ASYE programme. You will have well developed social work skills in complex assessment, care planning and family court proceedings and an ability to coach children and family social workers through assessment and care planning processes and court proceedings
Our ambition is to support all children and young people to enjoy their childhood and reach their full potential. Our goal is to consistently place the child at the centre of our social work practice and to design and provide services that reflect the child’s voice and are appropriate to their level of unmet need.
To make sure that we deliver the best possible outcomes for children, we want to ensure that we recruit and retain the best possible social workers. In return, we will make sure that they are rewarded.
Our social workers are located in small teams of six across the city, managed and supported by a range of highly trained social work professionals, with newly qualified social workers having dedicated 1:1 social work consultant support to ensure they gain their fitness to practice certificate. Caseloads are maintained at a reasonable level and all social workers receive high quality reflective supervision from their senior fieldwork manager.
Social work is a leadership profession in which you’ll need to inspire, persuade and bring out the best in diverse groups of people. To help our social workers develop those skills they will benefit from our bespoke CPD and leadership development programmes with additional masterclasses which have been carefully designed with our partner Russell Group University to support them to work with purpose in a range of challenging settings to bring about change. We have clear social work and management training and career pathways. (See attached Advanced Practitioner framework and career pathway).
We are currently expanding our workforce to include additional Advanced Social Work Practitioners and Contact Liaison Officers who will provide a consistent contact point for families, carers and professionals allowing social workers to concentrate on more direct work out in the community.