Ref. 61881

Child in need & Child protection Social Worker

  • Location: Walsall, England
  • Salary: £33.3 - £33.3 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Child in need & Child protection Social Worker in Walsall Council

The role:

Rate: £33.30ph

Case load: 15 case load cap

Blended working

Full enhanced DBS

Social work england registered

Main purpose of job role


      To provide effective help and protection to children, young people, families and carers, and help them to achieve positive outcomes.

To undertake effective assessment, planning and direct work to safeguard children and young people and to meet their needs, and the needs of families and carers.

To practice social work in a transparent, accountable and safe way in accordance with professional standards and ethics.

Specific duties and accountabilities


      Practice within the prevailing legislative framework and council policies and procedures, under the supervision of the Team Manager.

Ensure that work is completed within the stated timescales in accordance with both national and local policy.

Manage a mixed and complex workload, including working with vulnerable children, young people, families and carers who experience a variety of challenges.

To ensure needs are met and risks are managed to achieve best outcomes for children and young people in often complex and varied situations.

Advocate for children and young people and ensure their voices are heard and they are supported to participate in a variety of ways and forums as is appropriate to their needs, age and development.

Provide high quality and timely assessments and reports in the agreed format for Child Protection Case Conferences, Statutory Child in Care Reviews and any other forum as directed.

To be able to undertake Care Proceedings and court work of a consistently high standard

Work collaboratively with and develop good working relationships with individual children and young people, families, carers, colleagues and other agencies.

Maintain records in relation to recording information about children and families in line with Council policy and procedure.

Actively participate in regular supervision and consultation with the Team Manager ensuring they are always made aware of significant issues in respect of children and families.

Undertake regular safeguarding investigations, attend strategy meetings, case conferences and reviews as the lead professional where required.

To support and promote the development of student Social Workers and other colleagues.

Assist in the planning and developing of future services and policies, promote innovative ways of developing practice and contribute to the development of capacity within the community.

Be accountable for own progression and career development, undertaking training and professional development, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills.

To practice in anti-discriminatory manner that supports diversity and equality for all people

Encourage a work environment which promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of self and others.

Perform duties in line with the Social Work England Professional Standards.

Any other duties required by the Team Manager commensurate with the grade and post.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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