Social Worker – Family Safeguarding
- Location: Kingston upon Thames, England
- Salary: £42 - £42 per hour
- Type: Temporary / Full Time
- Contact: Maya Maddison
Seven Social Care is looking for qualified Social Workers, to work within Surrey’s Family Safeguarding Service.
Successful candidates will be working within an established Family Safeguarding Team in Surrey. There are vacancies across the county so feel free to specify which location would be ideal for you. These vacancies offer competitive pay rates of £38 – £42 p/h depending on experience, and £300 monthly expenses if you are living outside of the South East Memorandum area, and you are a 50 mile round trip from the office base.
- Triage of contacts to the service to ascertain whether contacts from families, members of the community and partner organisations meet the threshold for a statutory social work assessment of significant impairment of a child’s health/development or significant harm, with appropriate information from referrers and the consent of the family (except when over-ridden by a team manager to protect a child from further significant harm)
- To provide an assessment of the needs of family members, their strengths and any risks to children’s health/development or significant harm to the child/ren and develop SMART plans that will meet the needs of family members and reduce risks to children, in conjunction with children and their families;
- To work with partners to meet those needs and monitor progress via child in need and core group meetings involving families, young people and relevant professionals.
- To conduct child protection investigations where a multi-agency strategy discussion considers there are grounds to believe the child has or is likely to suffer significant harm and to involve families in developing plans for change which will reduce the risk of significant harm and keep children in their families wherever possible.
- Where children cannot be adequately cared for within their families or their families cannot be engaged to access services that would support them to change and the significant harm threshold is reached, to initiate discussions to seek agreement for s20 or initiate planned or emergency legal proceedings to ensure children are protected in line with departmental policy, procedures and relevant legislation.
- To work with colleagues in commissioning, fostering and adoption to identify high quality placements for children that will promote keeping children with their siblings and engage in timely care planning so children are placed in stable long-term homes where their health and development as well as education and training needs are supported and they can strengthen their resilience to lead a happy and stable adult life
- Ensure that social work case records, assessments, plans and documentation for all children and young people for whom the worker is responsible are effectively maintained in line with practice standards and organisational policy and procedure.
- Foster good relationships with legal services and local family courts to manage efficient and effective Legal Planning Meeting, Public Law Outline and court proceedings where attempts to support children to remain within their families have not been successful.
- Promote purposeful social work practice, following the service’s parenting/group work programmes, and undertake regular clinical and case work supervision that is reflective and outlines clearly the next steps to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
- Ensure that in all aspects of work that the views, feelings and wishes of children, young people and their parents /carers are taken seriously and used to appropriately inform their care plans and development and performance of services.
- Degree in Social Work, and registered with SWE
Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
Compliance: Up to date SWE Registration, RTW in the UK with no restrictions. Please note we cannot offer sponsorship.
Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
Hours: 37 hours p/w.
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