Social Worker-Child Protection & Wellbeing

Location Devon
Salary £38.00 - £40.50 per hour
Previous reference number - RA - C&F NORTH - Children's Experienced Social Worker required to work and manage a caseload for complex Child In Need and Child Protection cases as well as cases in legal proceedings and Looked After Children. The worker will be required to undertake different assessments, including single assessments, viability assessment, S37 assessments, write court statements and care plans. The social worker will be required to have good report writing skills, interview and communication skills, and ability to work under minimal supervision. The worker will be required to undertake statutory visits and ensure performance targets are met. The worker will be required to work within a team environment and multi-agency environment. Caseloads are typically at 18 (depending on complexity) and all caseloads above 18 will be reviewed regularly by senior management. They are friendly and supportive team, with management presence for any assistance 5 days a week. North Devon is a beautiful part of the country, with plenty of coastline and countryside to explore when not at work. We have a friendly and supportive working environment with opportunities for training and development on offer, and regular supervisions with your Team Manager. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements (such as working from home one day per week or condensed hours) in line with candidate preferences, subject to discussion at interview and the ongoing needs of the service. * Up to £38/hour, dependent on candidate’s experience * £150 accommodation allowance per week, if the candidate lives more than 50 miles one-way from the proposed work base – this is payable from day 1 upon production of VAT receipts Devon is a mostly rural county, and as our localities cover a large area and accordingly our candidates can be expected to travel some distance between visits. In some areas, candidates will not be able to rely on walking, cycling or public transport to make visits. We therefore require candidates to have access to their own suitable transport, subject to reasonable adjustments that may need to be made in line with the Equality Act 2010.