A not-for-profit organisation in West London is looking for a Children's Social Worker to join their Referral & Assessment Team.
This is for a full-time, permanent position.
As a Social Worker within the Referral and Assessment Team, you will have proven experience encompassing the skills and knowledge in working with families.
The role will receive reflective supervision provided through 1-1 and group learning experiences using our Signs of Safety framework to guide your work and approach as a Social Worker alongside regular supervision sessions.
This not-for-profit organisation's mission is to provide children and families with the support and services they need to live happy, health and successful lives. As a company they offer a broad range of services informed by leading practice and a strong evidence-base of what works best. It is guided by their daily work with children and young people and the organisations that work with them to help and support them. This organisation works closely with Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead councils to set priorities and ensure that children's services remain an integral part of the local public sector across all three boroughs.
- Competitive Salary
- £3,000 Welcome Bonus plus a £3,000 Market Supplement
- Generous Annual Leave (Increasing with Service plus Option to Purchase Additional Days)
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Free Parking
- A Welcome Payment and Retention Bonus for Selected Roles
- Excellent Learning and Development Opportunities and Schemes of Support
- Flexible Working Arrangements
- Undertaking child protective investigations, alongside safety and contingency planning; court work and pre-proceedings experience including report writing, statements and care planning; child focussed direct work that role models creativity and purposefulness; experience in working with children throughout a journey of statutory services, including becoming 'looked after'; and having the confidence in chairing complex meetings.
- Work effectively within a team environment, supporting colleagues and sharing good practice related to interventions and work in an agile way.
- Building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Advocating the voices of those we are working with.
- Effectively use research, data, intelligence and evidence to create meaningful insight and to inform own decision making.
- Keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which will include families, children or young people).
- Planning packages of care across a range of cases, able to explain professional reasoning judgements, and decision making.
- Undertaking child protection investigations and assessments of needs, assessment and appropriate management of risk and ensuring the delivery of agreed programmes of care.
- Managing an allocated caseload, planning and organising workload to meet statutory timescales and local policy response appropriately and independently (as appropriate) to unanticipated problems.
- To work flexibly, collaboratively and with initiative and with a solution focussed approach.
- Working with children and families will include: confidence in undertaking child protective investigations, alongside safety and contingency planning; court work and pre-proceedings experience including report writing, statements and care planning; child focussed direct work that role models creativity and purposefulness; experience in working with children throughout a journey of statutory services, including becoming 'looked after'; and having the confidence in chairing complex meetings.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
- A Recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW/CSS or equivalent).
- A valid registration with Social Work England Registration.
- Successful Completion of Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE).
- Knowledge of statutory legislation and national policy drivers that will affect children's services and your role.
- Strong analytical, and planning skills for assessing, and reviewing children and young people's needs.
- Able to manage priorities and work under pressure displaying initiative and creativity.
£37,725 - £40,614.
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