Social Worker

Location: Ipswich  |  Suffolk  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Lauren Bishop
Job Reference: 31156
Salary: £28485 - £31601
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time


Qualified Social Worker – Children in Care – Up to £31,601 – Suffolk

£28,485 – £31,601 per annum, plus benefits.



We are looking for experienced, professional and conscientious Social Workers to join Children in Care Teams in Suffolk.



About the Role:

  • Work in accordance with the Council’s statutory responsibilities, policies and service procedures and comply with equality and diversity policies, procedures and legislation. ?
  • Maintaining customer confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act and SCC guidance, including responding to any known data breaches.
  • Engage in individual and group supervision with managers and practice leads, performance appraisal and consultation as required. ?
  • Where required provide effective individual and group supervision, including performance agreements. ?
  • Having regard to best value principles and monitoring within your area of responsibility. ?
  • Participating and coordinating, training and development opportunities, in order to improve knowledge, skills and effectiveness of self and colleagues. ?
  • To transport children and young people where required by job role. ?
  • To work in the homes of children and families and in a variety of other settings.

Requirements for the Role:

  • Suitable professional qualification at graduate level and at least two years post grad experience.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Committed approach to Children and Families and to working collaboratively with them to address concerns.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to be flexible, work under pressure and use own initiative.
  • In depth knowledge and practical understanding of and skills in using solution focused approaches of intervention.
  • Ability to recognise Child Protection and risk issues and take appropriate action.
  • Proven ability to use a range of assessment frameworks.
  • Experience of working alongside parents who may have mental health, learning or physical disability or sensory impairment.
  • Experience of assessment and observation of the developmental needs of children.
  • Experience of working with a range of agencies and communities.

What to Expect:

  • Relocation Package available
  • Work Life balance
  • Flexible Working
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Shopping Vouchers and discounts
  • Public Transport discounts
  • Tax free bike schemes
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing and lifestyle support scheme

Can you see yourself contributing to this team and reaping the rewards of permanent employment with a Council who value and develop you?

Apply today.

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