Social Worker-Child Protection

Location Derbyshire
Salary £34.00 - £37.05 per hour
Purpose of this role:
Provide practice supervision on all case work (group and one to one) and
provide personal supervision to other Social Workers in the team. Assisting
the Team Manager in the efficient and effective delivery of Children’s Services
Social Work Service.
Demonstrate and champion systemic practice and embed Derbyshire’s
operating model into all Social Worker practice in order to improve outcomes
for children, young people and families.
Undertake a professional practice lead role within designated area of service.
Key relationships:
Heads of Service (Early Help and Safeguarding Service)
Children’s Services Senior Management Team
Team Managers
Virtual Headteacher for Children in Care
Designated Nurse for Child Protection and Children in Care
Internal partners e.g. Adult Social Care and Youth Offending Team
All Children’s social work staff across the county
Principal Social Worker
Children and Young People and Families
External partners/agencies
Local People and community groups
Workforce Development Team
National professional bodies
External partners and funding bodies
Local and regional HE providers
Locality Childrens Partnerships
Responsible to: Team Manager – Locality

Strong professional leadership for children’s social workers in their areas of
Key result areas include:
 Champion and advise on the application of systemic social work practice
and Derbyshire’s Operating Model, ensuring Social Workers are able to
use research in practice.
 Effectively manage the case workflow and provide ongoing reflective
practice supervision to achieve best practice in line with current research
and policy.
 Work with partners to provide independent scrutiny and oversight in
Children’s review meetings to ensure the Child is safe and positive
outcomes are achieved.
 Contribute to regular reports on performance and practice of developing
children’s social work within a defined area to operational management
teams, Principal Social Worker and other internal and external agencies as
necessary to identify any areas to improve upon.
 Provide clear and accurate assessment of children’s needs in line with
statutory guidance. Providing specialist and expert advice to front line
practitioners and work alongside them in complex cases providing
coaching and as appropriate.
 Promote and continuously develop integrated working practice with the
Early Help Service and partners agencies.
 Contribute to the continuous learning and development of practice across
the County including the development, delivery and evaluation of training.
Ensure the effectiveness of training programmes.
 Contribute to the development and delivery of the service plan objectives.