Experienced Social Worker - Suffolk

Suffolk, Suffolk

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTWSC160420A_1587030690
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-04-16
  • Location: Suffolk, Suffolk
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-06-15
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care are currently recruiting experienced Social Worker to join the Children and Families Service in Suffolk.

The responsibility of the Children and Young People's Directorate (CYP) is to ensure the safety, well-being and learning of children and young people. To do so we need to "make every intervention count" to create impact and bring about sustainable change for children, young people and their families where need is identified. We are determined to continuously improve our services by working in partnership to ensure that our work is high quality and effective.

Experienced Social Workers will provide for case responsible roles and statutory services to; children "in need", children subject to "child protection plans" and children "looked after". Experienced Social workers may be required to mentor less experienced colleagues and/or co-work complex cases. They may also provide consultancy or some direct input, (where deemed beneficial and acceptable to children and families), to other professionals and to children and families receiving Early Help services such as within a "Team around the Child/Family" approach.

Effective Practice

  • To work alongside children, young people, parents and families where there are early signs of social, emotional, health or behavioural issues to bring about sustainable improvement.
  • To undertake direct observation of practice, with effective feedback to offer quality assurance.
  • To obtain user feedback and involvement to improve service delivery.
  • Work within the service guidelines, statutory guidance and legal frameworks.
  • To respond to needs identified with the family by identifying and delivering evidence-based interventions as required.
  • To work with families with complex problems as lead professional as the role requires.
  • To support colleagues and partners to develop evidenced based practice.
  • Where the role requires, to have responsibility for effective supervision, PDR and mentoring of colleagues.
  • To offer consultation to support colleagues with complex cases where required.


  • Suitable professional qualification at graduate level or equivalent experience in a relevant area of work
  • Committed to listening to children and families and to working collaboratively with them to address concerns
  • Demonstrates in depth knowledge of Signs of Safety and an in depth practical understanding of and skills in using solution focused approaches of intervention.
  • Knowledge and effective skills in using evidence based models of intervention to deliver successful outcomes and an ability to bring research into practice.
  • Ability to clarify risks and concerns and focus on solutions to create a climate in which change can happen.
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