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HCPC Registered Senior Social Worker - Children's Services


£Up to £40,000 per annum Per Hour Apply
Permanent Senior Social Worker South East
Job reference 2766 Added 1 week ago Back

Are you a qualified Senior Social Worker looking for a new challenge?

My client in the South East of England is looking for confident and skilled social workers who are determined to achieve the best for children. 

They offer the following:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • An extra payment of £2000 when you start (split between first & sixth salary)
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8000 (subject to Terms & Conditions
  • LGPS
  • Generous annual leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Plus other benefits

Role Purpose

  • To provide the social work service of assessment of need, care planning and, as appropriate, child protection investigation, to prevent the separation of children from their families where possible, and to ensure that children and young people are adequately protected in line with departmental policy, procedures and relevant legislation.
  • To support alternative permanent care for children who have to be separated from their families in a timely fashion. To supervise fostering / adoption arrangements.
  • The job holder will ensure a positive, high profile for Surrey Children’s service in its dealings with the public, users and carers and external agencies. They will act as a mentor to social workers and support their development, and undertake duties of a practice teacher as required.
  • With appropriate training, undertake child protection investigations, act as key worker to children/young people with a Child Protection Plan and undertake all related statutory responsibilities.
  • They will assess and manage the risk involved in protecting vulnerable children and young people, distinguishing levels of risk for different situations, to prevent harm and abuse.
  • Job holders will also contribute to the regular monitoring and review of services established to facilitate service improvement

Representative Accountabilities

  • Take professional responsibility for managing a complex caseload which will include individuals, children, carers and families who require support and guidance.
  • Demonstrate confident and effective judgement about risk and accountability in decision-making and be able to sustain engagement with fluctuating circumstances and capacities, including where there is hostility and risk.
  • Use assessment procedures discerningly in response to the presenting needs and to ensure that a proportionate assessment is completed in a way that enables maximum participation.
  • Use professional judgement, employing a range of interventions: promoting independence, providing support and protection, taking preventative action and ensuring safety whilst balancing rights and risks.
  • Safeguarding : Take the lead in managing positive interventions that prevent deterioration in health and wellbeing whilst safeguarding people at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • Undertake assessment and planning for safeguarding in more complex cases, and support colleagues by utilising safeguarding skills, in line with current policies and procedures.
  • Staff Development : Play a leading role in practice development, help promote and sustain a learning culture and mentor less experienced staff.
  • Deliver formal professional reflective supervision and provide guidance and advice regarding casework to less experienced qualified staff.
  • Where required, take the role of practice educator (or train as a practice educator) for students and the role of ASYE assessor and supervisor for newly qualified social workers in the team.
  • As part of the supervision and appraisal process provide support with personal and professional development. Data Take professional and personal responsibility for clear recording of analysis and judgements, maintaining up to date case work records on the database as required by Surrey County Council.
  • Take responsibility for working within the Directorate's data protection policies.

Person specification for the role

  • Hold a valid HCPC registration as a Social Worker
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, related statutory regulations and guidance, child development, research and different methods of Assessment. (Relating to the service area in which the job role is placed)
  • Able to assess and analyse the needs of children and young people and their families and using excellent written and verbal skills; manage, develop, produce and implement care plans for children and young people that meet their assessed needs.
  • Have effective written and verbal communication skills. Use of good English language to produce high quality reports

By Working with RT-Social Care you will receive the following benefits:
Free DBS and compliance service
Access to vacancies across the UK
Dedicated Specialist Consultant
Excellent Aftercare Service
Networking opportunities at our numerous candidate events
£250 referral fee*
RT Social Care is an equal opportunities employer

Please register your interest now by clicking the Apply now button. We will respond to successful applicants within 48 hours.

*Terms and conditions apply  

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