Advanced Social Worker - Child Protection Team

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
£24 - £29.89/hour
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for an Advanced Social Worker to join a busy Child Protection Team in Derby City Council.

The successful applicant must provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. To assess needs, plan and deliver focused intervention to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

Main duties:
To develop and manage Child Protection Plans for all children on the Child Protection Register in line with child protection procedures
To understand the context of child development, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual child
To undertake interviews, observation and gather information from children, families and other agencies
To analyse, summarise and evaluate this information to provide a holistic assessment of a child’s needs
To provide and present concise reports about complex information in line with the requirements of the London Child Protection Procedures, and the court
To work closely with the therapist assigned to the Social Work Unit and take advice in devising and implementing clinical interventions with children and their families, in various settings including family homes

Essential skills and experience needed:
Knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors
Ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills
Knowledge of childcare legislation, statutory guidance and the London Child Protection Procedures
Ability to formulate and implement effective social work interventions
Knowledge and understanding of statutory frameworks and guidance s for children’s social work
Ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work with children and families

Job Requirements:
Applicants must hold a Social Work qualified and an in date HCPC registration
Must have a minimum of 3 years recent qualified experience working within Frontline Children’s Services
An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
A full UK driving licence with access to own car

Our promise to you:
A highly experienced recruitment consultant who will provide you with regular updates about vacancies across the UK
Career guidance alongside our free CV writing service
Free yearly DBS disclosures
Prompt and reliable payroll service
Excellent aftercare service
£100 referral fee – terms and conditions apply

Due to a high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to applicants who meet the needs of our client’s