Social Worker - Childrens Initial Response

Location Exeter
Salary £38 - £44.01 per hour
We are seeking experienced social workers to support our children and young people in Exeter. This is a fantastic opportunity to build meaningful and positive relationships with children, young people, and families; working closely with them to achieve positive outcomes that are family led, built on strengths, and achieve safety and stability keeping them safe through their childhood and beyond. Currently the Local Authority is working under an Ofsted Improvement Plan therefore we need experienced, robust social workers who have experience of good practice and are able to model this across the service with peers. About our IRT Team To support the children and families teams we have added 3 Specialist Practitioners to support with specialist assessments such as Reg 24’s, VA’s, Pre birth and Parenting Assessments. This supports the throughput within the court arena and allows practitioners to focus on the day to day assessments and interventions with children and families. Each team has Family Practitioners who also support with intervention direct work with children. Our Initial Response team is responsible for carrying out Child and Family Assessments and, when necessary, section 47 Child Protection enquiries to decide whether a child is in need of support from our Children and Families teams, requires protection or should be taken into care. Our team of Social Workers, ASYE’s and Family Practitioners are managed and supported by our Team Manager and Assistant Team Managers. Expectation would be for SWs to work to a hybrid model. Accessible to the office so that they can forge relationships with colleagues and partnerships. You will need to commit to being in Devon every other week for a full week to support duty and support seeing children in a timely manner and working directly with families. An agreed weekly agency accommodation / commuter travel allowance of up to £150 per week is offered for those living 50 miles or more from their work base.