Senior Social Worker Long Term Child Protection

South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW409405_1612460218
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-02-04
  • Location: South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-05
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

radewind Recruitment Social Care are currently recruiting for a Senior Social Worker for the Long Term Child Protection team for Swindon Council.


  • Working in a team in either Access and Response Team, Social Care Long Term, or Corporate Parenting, under the guidance of the Team Manager the post holder will hold a child care case-load where complex and sensitive issues are at stake, will lead and supervise a small team, and will deputise for the Team Manager when required, with support and guidance from other Team Managers. It is expected that this will usually be for a maximum of four weeks at any one time.
  • Working in a multi-agency context, the post holder will ensure vulnerable children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services.
  • The post holder will promote effective partnerships with those providing preventative and/or specialist services in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors as well as with children young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • The post holder may also be involved in the recruitment and development of staff and this may include volunteers/partners/foster carers etc.
  • The post holder may also undertake the role of Practice Educator in terms of assessing, developing and mentoring student and newly qualified Social Workers (usually one to two per year).
  • The post holder will use a significant degree of professional expertise, together with knowledge of the extensive statutory framework that governs the duties and processes and timescales in relation to this area of work
  • Under the guidance of the Team Manager, the post holder will also take a lead role in developing professional practice in the team

Experience and skills:

  • Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS
  • Registered with SOcial Care England
  • Significant post qualification experience in a Local Authority children's services setting
  • Detailed understanding of successful strategies to improve outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children and young people's services
  • Evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children in the community
  • Experience of staff supervision

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