South West London, London
£40 - £42 per hour
3 months ago
Referral & Assessment Team
Our client undertake all of the initial assessments with our children who are referred through our Single Point of Access. They respond to child protection concerns and initiate Initial Child Protection conferences, we complete thorough assessments which inform the next steps. This can be to offer advice and guidance, short term support as a child in need, to step over to family support colleagues and in some situations may mean seeking legal support and entering proceedings. What ever they do, they do as a team. You will be supported by your line manager but also from being able to seek peer support through group supervision and informal discussions. Caseloads are low when comparing to other London Boroughs which means you have time to make a difference.
What you will bring:
You will be an experienced social work manager who is confident and has a proven track record in working within a referral and assessment team environment. You will be experienced in safeguarding practices and knowing what to look for when working with children and families. A highly skilled practitioner in knowing what good practice is and being able to quality assure the team's work alongside of driving through improvement where needed.You will be used to quickly reviewing case histories and using and encouraging the use of chronologies to inform you about a child's life and using this information to inform supervision and decisions about next steps. Our client's wish is to maintain a team who are proud of their work and want to do their very best for children and families and who are committed to the role giving it 100%.
If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV.