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Child Protection Social Worker

Child Protection Social Worker

  • Location

    Derbyshire, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £30 - £32 per hour + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Joe Hilton

  • Contact email:

    joe@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    32

  • Salary low:

    30

  • Job ref:

    JOE_1605008191

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Qualified Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Derbyshire County Council - Amber Valley - Up to £32ph!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To undertake procedurally compliant assessments and section 47 enquiries that clearly identify levels and types of risk or need based on documented evidence.
  • To record and analyse information gathered during the process of social care assessment in line with the case recording policy, local and national guidance and best practice principles.
  • To undertake assessments in such a way as to lead to clear associated plans that address the issues identified for children in Doncaster.
  • To practice with a clear understanding of the relevant legislative principles, an up to date knowledge of research, emerging case law and best practice guidance.
  • Engage with children, their carers and families in such a way as to clearly understand their circumstances, wishes and feelings and form conclusions which direct longer term interventions focussed on the best interests of the child.
  • To have involvement in the process of taking and recording children's contacts and referrals, contributing to achieving a full understanding of the issues being referred, the relative urgency, the level of risk or need and the action needed in individual cases.
  • Assist in the provision of court statements and prepare reports that may be required by the courts and bodies in connection with children's services.
  • Work alongside colleagues in providing social care advice and interventions across Doncaster Children's Services Trust and all agencies.
  • Prioritise in line with relative urgency/levels and types of risk and/or need and ensuring that children are safe and that their needs are met.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the team by fully engaging with the support of colleagues, understanding and working within established processes and advising less experienced staff members.
  • Contribute to the development of effective cross agency working both in individual cases and generally, where appropriate by providing representation to multi-agency meetings and forums.
  • Have ownership of own professional development, by fully engaging with developmental supervision, critically evaluating own practice and ensuring up to date understanding of emerging case law, research and best practice guidance.
  • Provide information, guidance and advice on availability of local services and practices relevant to work with children, young people and families;

Essential requirements:

  • A social work qualification (degree in social work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent recognised social work qualification
  • A strong social work background with excellent communication skills
  • Post qualified experience working within Child Protection

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier to numerous local authorities throughout London giving us access to jobs before other agencies.
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV to Danny Mansfield or Joe Hilton on the social care team.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.