1# Social Worker – Safeguarding and Support Team
Salary: £33,418 – £44,860
About the Service
The Safeguarding & Support Service invites applications from qualified and child-focused social workers. The service plays a vital role in continuing the child’s journey when cases are transferred from the Assessment Service and where longer-term involvement is needed. This is in a busy and supportive service working with children and young people subject to child protection and children in need plans including Public Law Outline pre-proceedings work, as well as initiating care proceedings.
Social Workers required to work within the Safeguarding and Support Teams of the Children in Need of Support and Protection service. The borough is unique with diverse children and families, we are looking for social workers that are ready for a fresh challenge, with the ability to make a real difference to the local residents.
Experienced social work professionals with 2 years post qualifying experience, preferably in a similar setting. The successful candidates will join supportive colleagues whose core business will relate to long term child protection. The skill base required centres on excellent report writing skills, and the ability to provide quality assessments. Where required, implementation of child in need plans and supporting the children and families that are subject to statutory child protection measures. Social Workers are required to take a multidisciplinary approach through liaising with partner agencies to ensure that children’s needs are provided efficiently and effectively. You will be required to manage complex cases, while ensuring the voice of the child is heard and recorded consistently. We are committed to “signs of safety” and need exceptional social workers who are committed to embedding this model of working.
The structure of the safeguarding teams includes five team managers, five senior practitioners and twenty-four social workers managed by the service manager of safeguarding and support.