Advanced Social Work Practitioner – Children #RQ1245692

Job Description

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

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Working within the standards of conduct, performance and ethics as described by Social Work England, ensuring compliance with legal, organisational and multi-agency requirements, take a lead role in ensuring that all operational social work practice involving safeguarding, child protection and high level risk is of the highest possible standard and in accordance with relevant legislation and agreed policy, procedures and guidance.


1. Ensure through the provision of services that children are safe and achieving good outcomes. 2. Provide practice or professional leadership, through the development of research informed practice, quality assurance, staff development, knowledge development or management.

3. Influence and contribute to strategic development in the organisation.

4. Guide and support a range of internal and external professionals on cases where there are particularly high levels of complexity or risk.

5. Ensure that effective risk management, decision making and preventative work is undertaken to ensure that children are safeguarded effectively.

6. Chair meetings that carry high levels of complexity or risk.

7. Ensure complex cases that involve external partners and their respective legal, statutory and regulatory functions are referred to the Safeguarding Unit for wider consideration.

8. Support interventions that may require complex court work (court of protection).

9. Authorise and quality assure reports, assessments and court documentation to ensure appropriate evaluation of risk and present evidence based statements to Court.

10. Take a constructive approach towards innovation and changes in methods of working to provide the best outcomes for children and families.

11. Lead on specific projects including service developments and manage a caseload as and when required.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Knowledge of UK legislation relevant to Children and Families.

• Understanding of confidentiality and data protection requirements.

• Model and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

• Demonstrate appropriate IT skills e.g. use of Microsoft Office etc.

• Awareness of current practice issues and challenges facing Children’s Social Care.

• Commitment to Equality and Diversity.

• An understanding of and an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work in partnership with individuals, families, carers/carer groups, colleagues in the council and partner agencies irrespective of their circumstances or background.

• Sound assessment and interviewing skills.

• Ability to work effectively in partnership across partner agencies.

• Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload and time.

• Ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.


• Experience of working with children, young people and families.

• Supporting and mentoring staff.

• Experience of assessment and care planning.

• Post-qualification experience of working with children in a statutory setting.

• Experience of undertaking safeguarding investigations, assessing and managing risk and planning appropriate interventions.

• Experience of working in a Local Authority setting. The post will be located within the Permanence Service (CLA). The Council operates a hybrid model of working but we do require the successful candidate to be in the office in Rockferry, Birkenhead a minimum of two days per week.

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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