Senior Social Worker - Children In Need

Location Wandsworth
Job type Permanent
Salary £35248 - £41666 per annum + Retention payment on top of salary
Contact Neil Clements
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Sanctuary Social Care currently has apermanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Senior Social Worker to work within a Children in Need Team based in Wandsworth. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

As the post holder of this role, you will receive a competitive salary of £35,248 - £41,666 per annum. You will also receive a retention payment of £3000 for every two years and a welcome payment of £2000.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Act as the lead professional in statutory cases that require a qualified social worker, including child protection, care proceedings and looked after children cases
  • Undertake the full range of social work tasks with children in need and their families; assessment, planning, implementation and review (APIR)
  • Bring together and co-ordinate the team around the child to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to APIR and safeguarding
  • Establish and develop collaborative working with allied health and social care practitioners from children's and adults' services
  • Promote and model effective working arrangements with schools, children's centres and other settings;  Develop a good understanding of evidence based practice and integrate models of best practice into day to day service delivery
  • Participate positively in professional supervision and annual appraisal (PrP) review, taking personal responsibility for the quality of practice
  • Take part in case/practice audits and contribute to peer audit arrangements as required
  • Build professional credibility within the multi-professional partnership by achieving practice standards and meeting performance targets consistently.

Requirements of the Senior Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.