Social Worker - MASH Child

Location West Sussex
Salary £30.86 - £32.96 per hour
They need to be experienced workers with at least 2/3 years experience. Front line – child protection work Good assessment skills that are able to identify risk Direct work with children to be able to identify their needs Good multi agency working experience

1. Able to analyse and interpret information and data, prioritise needs and formulate plans for intervention and service provision.

2. Able to work proactively as a member of the team to make accurate assessments of needs and negotiate and implement effective outcomes.

3. Able to work in partnership with carers, colleagues and external agencies to deliver an effective service.

4. Able to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral format, including the ability to explain complicated information to others and use negotiation and persuasion skills to encourage others to adopt a course of action.

5. Able to recognise limits of own accountability and responsibility and seek appropriate support, advice and supervision.


Qualifications and/or experience:

• A recognised Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent as recognised by the relevant professional body.

• Registration with the relevant professional registration body and maintaining registration with that body.

• Knowledge of theoretical Social Work concepts and practices, with demonstrable examples of dealing with complex issues, for example, attachment, impact of developmental trauma and child development.

• Experience of effectively coaching and supervising others, acting as practice role model and promoting exemplary practice.

• Experience of managing levels of risk within a caseload.


Key responsibilities

Act as a professional representative for the service by delivering an excellent service to people who access or need the service. Act with integrity and respect, ensuring at all times the needs of the individuals are paramount.

Work with a diverse caseload, seeking support where required to meet workload deadlines.

Promote excellent standards of Social Work practice for children and families using skills in assessment/a range of intervention in order to impact change with the ability to explain and justify decisions.

Assess needs, risks and options taking into account legal and County Council requirements.

Report any allegation or suspicions of abuse or potential abuse of a vulnerable person to an immediate manager or supervisor.