Social Worker-Children Safeguarding

Location Southwark, Greater London, England
Salary £33.00 - £35.50 per hour
This is for a highly experienced Social Worker who is able to work with a mixture of Looked After Children (16 and 17 years old) and Care Leavers (aged over 18). You will have a mixed Social Worker and Personal Advisor caseload - because we have put in additional social worker capacity to strengthen our work with care leavers and this is usual for all of our social workers. You will have extensive experience with this cohort, be passionate about their outcomes and be able to deliver 100% on your key Performance Indicators / timely recording.
Statutory service to Looked After Children and Care leavers. 

  • To hold a recognised social work qualification and be registered with the General       Social Care Council
  • Experience of assessments and childcare planning for children identified as vulnerable and in need
  • Experience of completing assessments and reports that identifies vulnerable children in need, children who need protection and safeguarding, including unborn children.
  • Experience of planning for children becoming looked including the use of a range of statutory powers and the courts
  • Experience of working with and engaging Young People / Children with Special or Additional Needs
  • Experience of working, in partnership with parents, extended families and those representing them
  • Experience of using electronic children’s records and maintaining service user information systems
  • Experience of working in a front line Referral and Assessment Duty Service.
  • Experience of delivering quality assessments and services to children and their families from different ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds