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Social Worker - Safeguarding

  • Job reference: JM170221SW
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently working with Achieving for Children in looking for a Social Worker in their Safeguarding Team based in Kingston.

The child protection teams sit within the Safeguarding division and work directly with children and their families who are subject to a child protection plan, or who have a Child in Need status. This will include; strategy discussions (open cases), child protection conference review and child in need planning and review. The team works to a range of legal options to support investigation, protection and accommodation. If required, they give evidence in court using contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances. The safeguarding teams will transfer cases to the permanence services when it is clear that permanent away from home will be the outcome.
Qualifications
●Educated to a degree level with a relevant professional qualification in social work.
●Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field i.e. social work, leadership and management.
●Active Social Work England registration and proven evidence of continuing professional development
Skills and experience
●Able to use evidence and professional judgement to make decisions and determine the risk of future harm.
●Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co-producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families. Advocating the voices of those we are working with.
●Experience of keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people).
●Knowledge of statutory legislation (for example Children'sAct) and national policy drivers that will affect children's services and your role.
●Experience of assessing the needs of children and their families in accordance with the Framework for the Assessment.
●Experienced in managing an allocated caseload, planning and organising workload to meet statutory timescales and local policy response appropriately and independently (as appropriate) to unanticipated problems.
●Experience of addressing specific equality or diversity issues within your practice with colleagues/service users and taking action to solve them

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Josh at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email Joshua.Morrison@servicecare.org.uk.
Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!