Social Worker – Adolescent Safeguarding Team

  • Job Reference: AP1
  • Date Posted: 14 November 2023
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Richmond, London
  • Salary: £37.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
  • Email:

Job Description

Our client in Kingston has an opportunity within the heart of the Family and Youth Resilience Service (FYRS), a critical role dedicated to safeguarding and empowering vulnerable adolescents aged 13 to 18.

The role focuses on safeguarding vulnerable adolescents aged 13 to 18 in contexts where risks are prevalent. As part of the Adolescent Safeguarding Team within FYRS, the role aims to ensure high-quality interventions using AfC's social work model, signs of safety, and established operating procedures. The responsibilities include representing AfC in operational multi-agency meetings, safeguarding adolescents from harm, supporting parents and carers in their capacity to protect and nurture adolescents, and addressing youth offending concerns to ensure public safety.

The role emphasises the development of a culture that prioritises partnership and innovation across all aspects of AfC, ensuring services are flexible, child-focused, and adaptable. This involves actively learning from mistakes, sharing knowledge, and challenging traditional practices to enhance the support provided to vulnerable adolescents, aiming for a more streamlined and effective care process.

Further your commitment to fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and adaptability across AfC. Enhancing support for vulnerable adolescents, streamlining care processes and ensuring a safer, nurturing environment for a more resilient future.


Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of managing complex cases, making sure robust risk management takes place to
  • manage assessed vulnerabilities and risk to protect adolescents and where appropriate
  • members of the general public.
  • Experience of undertaking effective assessment and care planning within child in need and
  • child protection frameworks.
  • Experience of tailoring support packages to the needs of young people and their families in line
  • with the Youth Resilience intervention framework to achieve best outcomes.
  • To work restoratively with all adolescents and their families.
  • Experience of working within an integrated working environment, including effective
  • multi-agency working.
  • Experience of effective recording, monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance of interventions
  • within case work practice using a wide range of tools and Management Information Systems
  • An awareness of risk management and safeguarding in the context of social care including
  • legislation, policy and procedures related to responsibilities.
  • Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with
  • colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them.

Personal attributes:

  • A passion to demonstrate and promote our values (Trust, Respect and Empower) through
  • professional behaviours and relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Able to use a range of digital hardware or software to support your work effectively i.e.
  • microsoft or Google software.
  • Drive to deliver Achieving for Children’s vision, mission and values to support children and
  • young people to live safe, happy, healthy and successful lives.
  • Strong organisational abilities including: time management, problem-solving and prioritisation.
  • Able to work flexibly and independently with a commitment to the organisation culture.
  • Personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to overcome obstacles, achieve
  • challenging objectives, celebrate success and deliver excellent outcomes for children. Taking a
  • strength based approach to managing situations.
  • Ability to lead others and encourage collaborative working within Achieving for Children and
  • across organisational boundaries in the best interests of children and families.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive and
  • pragmatic, including ability to negotiate and influence.


  • Educated to degree level with a social work qualification and HCPC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

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If you have any questions, please call 01727 228846 and speak to our team.