£34 - £36 per hour
about 2 months ago
The successful candidate will be part of the reconfigured Children Specialist Support Services which launched on 1 June 2021.
The Domestic Abuse Team consists of 1 Team Manage, 1 Deputy Team Manager and x 8 Social Workers which includes a Perpetrator Lead Social Worker.
Prospective candidates will need to have relevant experience in Child Protection - Assessment / long-term CP; and demonstrate an awareness of legislation relating to DVA, particularly the DA Act 2021. We adopt a "whole family approach" which means we work with survivors, perpetrators (if safe and where there is a willingness to engage) and children/ young people impacted by domestic abuse and violence.
Caseloads are currently capped at 15 children per worker and they work in a statutory capacity under s17 - completing Child and Family Assessments and implementing Child In Need Plans.
In situations where the Child In Need plan is not progressing; the case will escalate to ICPC and transfer to the Child Protection and Family Support Service once a CPP is agreed.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.
The eligibility criteria is clear and fully embedded across the department. We take on cases directly from MASH and the Referral and Assessment Service.