Social Worker - Support and Safeguarding Team

  • Job Reference: AP52
  • Date Posted: 30 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The Social Recruitment Company
  • Location: Windsor
  • Salary: £38.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Worker
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Samuel Noakes
  • Email: samuel@socialrc.co.uk

Job Description

Our Client is seeking a dedicated Social Worker to join our Safeguarding Pods. As an allocated social worker, you will manage a caseload of children who may be on child protection plans, child in need plans, or children looked after plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking visits to children and families.
  • Completing assessments and direct work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Engaging in strategy discussions (for open cases), safety planning, attending child protection conference reviews, children looked after reviews, and child in need reviews.

You will also investigate concerns regarding a child or young person’s safety or wellbeing, assess the risk and protective factors in the family, and decide on the most appropriate course of action. Building effective relationships with children, families, and our partner agencies is essential to this role.

Qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level with a relevant professional qualification in social work.
  • Active Social Work England registration with proven evidence of continuing professional development.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience in building effective relationships with children, young people, and families.
  • Ability to use evidence and professional judgement to make decisions and determine the risk of future harm.
  • Experience with Child in Need (CIN), Child Protection (CP), and Looked After Children (LAC).
  • Proficient in keeping and maintaining records in accordance with local policy and producing accurate reports for a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of relevant theory that informs practice.
  • Understanding of the legal powers and key duties required when safeguarding children and young people, including key legislation both locally and nationally.
  • Experience in assessing the needs of children and their families in accordance with the Framework for the Assessment.
  • Excellent written skills, with experience in writing comprehensive reports for the Courts.
  • Experienced in using ICT, including MS Word, Outlook, Google Docs, and case record management systems.
  • Car driver with a current full driving licence and use of own car for work purposes.
  • Personal Attributes:
  • A passion for Achieving for Children’s vision, mission, and values (trust, value, respect) to support children and young people to live safe, happy, healthy, and successful lives.
  • Strong organisational abilities, including time management, creative thinking, problem-solving, and multitasking.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently with limited management oversight.
  • Personal determination, drive, energy, and ambition to achieve challenging objectives, celebrate success, and deliver excellent outcomes for children using a strength-based approach.
  • Commitment to resource-sharing and collaborative working within Achieving for Children and across organisational boundaries in the best interests of children and families.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills that are open, honest, persuasive, and pragmatic, including excellent negotiation and influencing skills

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people and meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you. Apply today to join a supportive and dynamic team dedicated to safeguarding and improving the outcomes for children and their families.