Social Worker-Child Protection

Location Dudley
Salary £26.93 - £30.00 per hour

Dudley Council’s Families Come First Team launched on the 24th of January 2022 and this is a fantastic opportunity for a social worker to join our new team, to be part of its development from the initial stages whilst providing opportunity to shape best practice within Dudley’s Child in Need families.
Our innovative & multi-disciplinary team provides support to children up to age of 17 and their families. Working in Families Come First as a Social Worker provides direct access to Intensive Family Support Workers, Youth Mentors, Emotional Health & Well-Being Practitioners, Substance Misuse Workers and Money Mentors who are all part of The Families Come First team. All of our practitioners will provide support and assistance to you without the need to refer and will work with families collaboratively within an 18 -week timeframe to improve outcomes based around an evidenced based model of intervention using the Dudley Webstar.
Families Come First is a great opportunity for any Social Worker who holds aspirations to further their career and Dudley Council places value on continual professional development for all of our staff.

If you are enthusiastic, passionate about social work, are innovative and someone who values working restoratively with families then we welcome your application to Child Friendly Dudley Council.
The primary purpose of the role is to:
• Contribute to the delivery of an effective children’s social care service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people.
• Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning, and child protection investigations.
• Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships, and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
• Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation.