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Kinship

Senior Advice Worker - Social Work

Job Type

Permanent

Region

London

Salary

Location

£35,000

Posted Date

15 February 2024

Home-based (with travel and work in London) or hybrid office-based (Vauxhall)

Closing Date

4 March 2024

As subject expert, you’ll provide expert input to the development of written information and resources and the development and delivery of specialist training for kinship carers.

You’ll be one of the key social work subject experts for kinship, providing insight and up to date information on policy updates and contributing to helping to ‘change the system’ for kinship carers in England and Wales.

What you'll be doing:

Respond to all referred enquiries in line with Kinship service framework and standards; this may be both general kinship care enquiries and specialist education enquiries.

Meet response and performance targets as directed.

Maintain appropriate boundaries and effective control of the enquiry to deliver targeted support.

Adapt communication style to respond appropriately to differing needs.

Address all safeguarding concerns in line with policy.

Provide expert, people centred advice, guidance and information to kinship carers about their rights, with significant expertise in social work and children’s services.

Act as subject expert on kinship care and social care as part of Knowledge Board.

What you'll need to demonstrate:

Qualified social worker with relevant social work practice experience in local authority children’s services.

Excellent understanding of the policy and legal framework around kinship care in England and Wales (or with an ability to quickly gain a working understanding of the policy framework in both nations).

An in-depth understanding of the issues facing looked after children.

Experience of giving both telephone and written advice.

Experience of assessing needs of service users with complex financial, legal, benefit and social care needs and providing appropriate advice and information to address.

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