Social Worker- Children Safeguarding

Location Dudley, Dudley, England
Salary £27.93 - £30.23 per hour
With supervision and advice, work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and promote their upbringing by their families, wherever and whenever possible, by the provision of services. Adhere to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice of Social Workers.


MINIMUM STANDARDS: CQSW/CSS/DipSW qualification.  Social work experience of working in local government, voluntary or independent sector.  Direct experience of working with children, especially those from different racial & cultural backgrounds. Ability to initiate, draft & produce reports. Ability to deal with / record casework, communicate effectively  with client groups & professionals in order to assess client needs.  Ability to develop person-centred care plans. Ability to deal with conflict and complaints. Ability to participate within a duty team framework.  Knowledge of relevant statutory social work legislation.  Knowledge of the issues relating to the well-being of service users covering a wide range of clients.

MINIMUM HEALTH & SAFETY KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Demonstrable basic health & safety knowledge relevant to the job, according to Section 7 HSWA and Council policy.



  • CRB disclosure number, issue and expiry date
  • CV or work history obtained
  • Understanding of health and safety
  • In person interview conducted
  • Eligibility to work in the UK confirmed
  • Relevant qualification verified
  • Written refs for the last 3 years



  • A calm approach to confrontational situations
  • A practical/flexible approach to work
  • A team player
  • A willingness and ability to undertake appropriate training
  • Ability to communicate with and respond to people of all ages
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to manage workload and work as part of a team
  • Ability to understand the different needs to clients