Social Worker, Channel Islands

Location: Guernsey  |  Guernsey  |  Guernsey
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Vincent Lagos
Job Reference: 33656
Salary: £40408 - £46880
Job Status: Permanent / Full Time

Social Worker, Locality Team

Guernsey, Channel Islands

£40,408 – £46,880

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, covering an area of 30 square miles and with a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain’s finest and best-kept beaches, an especially mild and sunny climate, and the historic town of St. Peter Port which boasts the title of the prettiest harbour town in Europe. The Island’s rich and fascinating heritage is one of Guernsey’s outstanding features and is interwoven into modern day living, making it an interesting and exciting place to live. We are currently looking for a couple of Social Workers who are seeking a change of scenery to take up a brilliant role within the community with manageable caseloads and a healthy work-life balance.

About The role:

  • To hold a caseload of child in need, child protection and care requirement cases
  • To assess the needs of children and families using theoretical frameworks in order to produce, appropriately monitor and review child’s plans (single assessment). These will be within agreed timescales according to need.
  • To undertake short term or longer term specific pieces of work as directed following the completion of child’s plans or as a result of child protection registration.
  • To present cases to and attend court and the Child Youth and Community Tribunal as required.
  • To prepare reports and to represent Children’s Health and Social Care both orally and in writing in an appropriate manner at all times and make long term plans for permanence for those children who require such intervention.
  • To prepare assessments, statements and care plans for court and required give evidence in court.
  • To work in partnership with parents, colleagues and other agencies ensuring the child

Requirements of a Social Worker:

  • Knowledge and understanding of theory and legislation that affects children and families and a good knowledge of child care practice, particularly in relation to child protection and looked after children in Guernsey and Alderney.
  • Experience of undertaking a variety of needs and risk assessments that are evidence and theory based and undertaking joint investigations.
  • Ability to work with complex issues and analyse information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What to expect:

  • Generous Relocation assistance of up to £15,000
  • Interview and travel reimbursement
  • Housing Permit which is accessible to any member of family travelling with you
  • Market leading pay package
  • Generous Annual leave
  • A wide variety of training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working options
  • Commitment to Career Progression