Senior Practitioner (Children’s) CAP (Safeguarding Social Worker) #RQ1224157

Job Description

The following is essential criteria, please do not apply without:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Safeguarding Social Workers Children are at the heart of everything we do here in Worcestershire. We are an authority rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and it has been recognised that our Social Workers are skilled at forming relationships with children and their families, engaging in direct work and maintaining thoughtful records for children. Within our Safeguarding teams you will work with children who are subject of child protection plans supporting families to address the identified worries. You will be well supported by a Specialist Family Support team and where the trilogy of harm exists a multi-disciplinary team consisting of substance abuse workers, domestic violence workers and emotional health and wellbeing workers. You will chair core groups and regularly assess families progress. Where intervention has not been successful we are committed to ensuring children are brought up by their families and have access to a family group conference coordinator and to kinship teams to progress assessments of family members. PLO-pre-proceedings was identified as an area of strength in a recent Ofsted inspection and you will support families in reducing risks and diverting from court proceedings wherever possible. You will be skilled in undertaking parenting and risk assessments to inform future planning and timescales. You will initiate care proceedings when necessary and be part of a team which prides itself in adhering to the 26 week timescale in proceedings ensuring children secure permanence promptly with appropriate plans. You will be well supported by a stable, permanent management team and colleagues who value the social work role and enjoy working in Worcestershire.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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