SOCIAL WORKER (BURNLEY) (CARITAS SCHOOLS’ SERVICE)
4 days per week
Term time only (39 working weeks, 13 non working weeks)
SCP19-26, Qualification Bar at SCP24
£17,883 – £21,372 ACTUAL SALARY
Plus essential car allowance
BASED ACROSS SCHOOLS IN THE BURNLEY AREA
CLOSING DATE: TUESDAY, 16TH AUGUST 2022
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and we reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To work with pupils referred to the School Social Work service on a variety of issues, providing a non-judgemental, caring and confidential environment for them to work through their problems and difficulties.
To liaise and work with parents and families to ensure that the young person’s needs are being met and family issues addressed.
To ensure that priority is given to the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures in all work undertaken.
To help identify factors affecting an individual pupil’s well-being and behaviour in school and at home and to facilitate appropriate interventions with other professionals and agencies where necessary.
To work with other agencies and introduce their services to the school if appropriate.
To liaise with school personnel and Caritas staff to progress referrals.
To promote the Caritas Schools’ Service to staff, parents and pupils in the school.
To provide advice and guidance to school staff.
To maintain appropriate resources, databases and case files.
To provide regular reports to the individual schools and Caritas and feed back to school staff as required.
To maintain efficient and comprehensive referral and recording systems.
To attend and actively participate in own supervision, development and annual appraisal.
To participate in relevant training and maintain an up-to-date and working knowledge of relevant issues, and to disseminate this information to other pastoral and non-teaching staff.
To work within the ethos of the school communities.
To work within all relevant policies and procedures for employees of Caritas.
To organise and deliver group work e.g. Webster-Stratton Parenting Programme.
To undertake commissioned work e.g. assessments, group work, supervised contact or direct work on behalf of Local Authorities in agreement with the Team Manager.
To liaise with schools regarding the annual fundraising on behalf of Caritas.
To carry out any other duty, commensurate with the level of the post, as may be determined by the Chief Executive Officer.