CSWs – WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We want social workers with a high level of practice skill, a strong ability to engage with children and families, and a proven track record in managing complex child protection and risk. Whilst candidates must have experience of frontline child protection social work, commitment to and confidence in their own practice are more important than the length of experience.
DESIRE TO DEVELOP NEW SOCIAL WORKERS
We are interested in candidates that demonstrate an enthusiasm for developing others by teaching and modelling great practice, and have the energy and warmth to support participants on the programme.
INTEREST IN RAISING PRACTICE STANDARDS
We want individuals who understand good practice and want to see social work transformed to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.
UNDERSTANDING OF PRACTICE MODELS AND EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACHES OF WORKING WITH FAMILIES
Applicants do not need to have trained already in the models used by Frontline. However, they should have a good understanding of evidence-based models, and must be able to demonstrate their ability to apply theory to practice.
While you do not have to have previous management or supervisory experience, you will need to demonstrate the leadership qualities required to tackle the challenges of managing four participants.
COMMITMENT TO FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF YOUR OWN PRACTICE
You need to be committed to participating in training and making good use of coaching.