Last week, we reported Birmingham topping a list of England’s fastest improving cities. This week Britain’s second city has hit further heights – appearing amongst Europe’s top locations for property investment, the highest placed UK city. The results are taken from 2017’s ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ report. Birmingham’s ongoing regeneration played a significant…
I would like to welcome you to this Careers Hub for Birmingham’ Children’s Advice and Support Service (CASS) and our Assessment and Short-term Intervention Teams (ASTI).
Here at Birmingham we are on an exciting improvement journey which is focused on developing and supporting high quality social work practice that supports children and families to make positive changes. This includes development of our Children’s Advice and Support Service; a single ‘front door’ that was launched in September 2016; and responds to concerns about children and advises on Early Help and Support.
Our Assessment and Short Term Intervention (ASTI) teams are relatively new and are now being expanded in each of our three areas. ASTI focuses on S.17 and S.47 assessment and delivering short-term help to families through a child in need plan. They are also responsible for our child protection enquiries.
We want to attract social workers and team managers who prefer this type of focused work with good assessment and relationship building skills, with a changing but manageable caseload and new challenges each day.
This is an exciting and demanding area of social work practice with lots of variety and diversity, and a great area to learn and develop social work skills. At heart we are seeking to help children and families resolve difficulties so they can grow and thrive. If this attracts you and you share our ambition, we would welcome your application.
Executive Director for Children, Young People & Families