A not-for-profit organisation in West London is looking for a Children's Social Worker to join their Safeguarding Team.
This is for a full-time, permanent position.
The focus is on progressing and delivering longer-term plans with families.
As a Social Worker within the Safeguarding Team, you will have the responsibility of managing a caseload of children, with varying levels of need and complexity. This includes regular assessment writing, threshold application, home visits, direct work, care planning, chairing meetings and case recording in line with our policies and procedures.
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
- Up to 29 days Annual Leave (plus Bank Holidays) - Increasing to 33 days after 2 years, and 35 days after 4 years
- 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
- Managing a caseload of children, with varying levels of need and complexity. This includes regular assessment writing, threshold application, home visits, direct work, care planning, chairing meetings and case recording in line with our policies and procedures.
- Working collaboratively with specialist workers based within the service to drive forward positive and sustainable change for families in creative ways. The Families First model is focused on preventing case escalation and keeping children safely at home.
- Safeguarding Social Workers have quick and direct access to Social Work Assistants, Family Support Workers, Family Coaches, Domestic Abuse Victim and Perpetrator specialists, Adult Mental Health specialists, Drug and Alcohol specialists, and a Systemic Family Psychotherapist.
- You will have easy access to your line manager, reflective supervision every four weeks and the opportunity to work within a supportive team environment.
- This not-for profit organisation works within a Signs of Safety Practice model. Striving to work alongside children and families to ensure they know why we are involved and what needs to change to make things safer for all.
- To achieve realistic and long-lasting change by establishing support within the family and community network.
- Strong analytical, and planning skills for assessing, and reviewing children and young people's needs, and planning packages of care across a range of cases, able to explain professional reasoning judgements, and decision making.
- Building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families.
- Keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people).
- Managing an allocated caseload, planning and organising workload to meet statutory timescales and local policy response appropriately and independently (as appropriate) to unanticipated problems.
- Planning and carrying out direct work and interventions with children, young people and parents/carers.
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).
- Strong analytical, and planning skills for assessing, and reviewing children and young people's needs.
- Knowledge of statutory legislation (Children's Act) and national policy drivers that will affect children's services and your role.
- Experienced in undertaking child protection investigations and assessments of needs, assessment and appropriate management of risk and ensuring the delivery of agreed programmes of care.
£43,725 - £46,614.
Please follow the instructions on the website, or alternatively contact Adam Smith on 07442 576 906 for more information and please be sure to leave your contact details.
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