Children's Social Worker Family & Safeguarding Team

Southwark, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTWSC190620E_1592584131
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-06-19
  • Location: Southwark, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-18
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Synopsis: Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker for the Family and Safeguarding Team in Southwark.

To work closely with children and their families, other staff within the Directorate and partner agencies to provide a range of services and support designed to protect children from harm and promote the welfare of children in need.

To work within the legislative framework of the Children Act 1989, and the Children Act 2004

Main duties:

  • To carry a caseload in line with the organisational needs of the Directorate
  • To assess the needs of children, young people, families and carers, take appropriate follow up action in consultation with colleagues, and to plan and implement suitable service provision to safeguard children from harm and meet their identified needs
  • To undertake preventative and supportive work with children and families in need
  • To undertake risk assessments
  • To promote effective planning for children and young people where there are ongoing needs due to: Care, Supervision or Adoption Proceedings or Orders - Entry to the looked after system
  • To participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills
  • To undertake day time office duty on a rota basis
  • To contribute to the development of knowledge and skills of other team members or students as required

Essential Skills & Experience needed:

  • Qualified experience in Family and Safeguarding
  • Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work; DipSW or equivalent
  • Be registered with the SWE
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure at enhanced level is required

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