Social Workers, Assessment & Child Protection Teams

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£25,694 - £34,196p.aa
29 Sep 2016
22 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:Social Workers, Assessment & Child Protection Teams

Location: Nottinghamshire/various locations

Salary: £25,694 - £34,196p.a. (pro rata for part time)

Posted: 30th September

Expires: 18th November

  • Qualified social worker?
  • Want to make a real difference?
  • Looking to grow your career?

Recently rated as Good by OFSTED, Nottinghamshire County Council's Children's Services are currently recruiting to a range of social work roles across the county.

OFSTED noted that “morale amongst social workers in Nottinghamshire is high” and this is a testament to the package that we offer, which includes:

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Regular and effective supervision
  • Mobile working and improved work/life balance
  • Good levels of business and admin support
  • Internal transfer scheme between teams
  • A comprehensive range of CPD options, including links to local Universities
  • Practice Consultants based in every social work team
  • Leadership Development & Aspirant Managers Programme
  • Potential to earn an extra £9,000 over 3 years when you join key frontline teams
  • Up to £5,000 relocation package
  • Excellent employee benefits

This investment in our workforce means that we are able to provide a quality, consistent, and professional service to communities in Nottinghamshire, with good outcomes being achieved for our children and young people.

Within our Child Protection Teams your role would be varied - working with children of all ages who are subject of a Child in Need Plan, Child Protection Plan or in need of a Core Assessment. Using the Framework for the Assessment of Children and their Families, you will carry out assessments of children and their families, and will work together with a range of agencies to manage and progress the child's plan. You will carry out regular visits to the parents/carers and see the child alone, carrying out supportive work with the child. This may include ascertaining their wishes and feelings, helping the child understand what is happening and preparing the child for any transitions. With your Team Manager, you will assess and help decide the long term plan for children who cannot remain at home and progress these as appropriate.

Alternatively, as a member of our Assessment Teams you would respond to a wide range of referrals passed on to the team from the Multi- Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). You will carry out Initial Assessments and section 47 enquiries. Your expert input will help decide whether a child is in need of help and/or in need of protection. Following your assessment and analysis you will help devise a multi-agency Child Protection Plan, multi-agency Child in Need Plan or make recommendations as to whether a Core Assessment is needed. As a member of this team your workload will be varied, you may need to take a case to court, place a child in foster care, deal with allegations against professionals, child abuse or child deaths. A Team Manager is always available and you will receive regular monthly supervision regarding your cases and your own professional development.

So if you'd like to be part of our future workforce, and build your career with us, we'd like to hear from you!

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