Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work part time based in Welling, within the Early Intervention Team.
The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £20,305 per annum.
- Provides support and assistance to children, young people and their families, that schools identify, who are experiencing difficulties at home which may be impacting on progress at school
- Work collaboratively with individual schools for whom children are considered to be children in need on level 1 or 2 (medium risk) of the Bexley Continuum of Need
- Direct work with families and children
- Offering a range of interventions such as group work, consultation with schools and support for families, that will promote the educational chances of vulnerable children S/he will provide advice and guidance to school staff on how to best support these families and how to prevent more significant safeguarding and child protection issues
- Offer supervision to school staff who work with vulnerable children and young people and deliver training to school staff when requested
- Works alongside Educational Psychologists, SEN Strategic Partners and Behaviour Support Partners, who are all part of Bexley Education Department’s Early Intervention Team
- Hold action planning meetings with school and parents/carers and review how each child responds to the strategies agreed in those meetings
- Offer professional social care advice and intervention designed to promote the child/young person’s wellbeing and ensure they are safeguarded
- Receive referrals from schools both via the school termly planning meetings with the EIT, and respond to referrals made by schools or others via the team managers as appropriate- usually liaising with other colleagues in social care
- Assist in the initial assessment of children and families identified at the termly planning meeting
- Facilitate individual, group or family- based sessions either personally or by referral to other staff or agencies
- Liaise with and coordinate action with other Social Workers and agencies
- Work jointly with other professionals to provide an integrated plan of action and intervention
- Jointly work and consult with other members of the EITs giving advice in relation to children and families
- Attend training and keep abreast of new research guidance and law as per the PCF guidance of Social Work England; keeping a DPD record of all training as well as keeping up the social work registration plus the Enhanced DBS Certification
- Attend monthly supervision sessions with a Senior Social Worker
- Attend social work training via the Online Portal (EVOLVE) and attend staff conferences for social workers where possible
- Participate in school termly planning meetings, EIT team meetings and network with other professionals as required
- Hold a limited number of cases of families who are causing welfare or lower-level safeguarding concerns to schools
- Maintain case records and other systems for information gathering as required
- Facilitate group work or individual work with families, either in client’s homes or in other venues
- Write reports as necessary to inform work with families and social care teams
- Ensure that all duties are carried out in accordance with legal requirements and Bexley procedures
- Promote the Signs of Safety practice model and train and support other service staff members with Signs of Safety
- Undertake other duties as required by the service in line with the remit of the post
- Ensure that they carry out their duties and work at all times in a way that ensures the safeguarding and welfare of service users
- Working in a multi-disciplinary team
- Group facilitating
- Direct work with children and families
- Assessment and targeted interventions (direct work) with children and families
- Work in non-discriminatory ways conforming to the principles of equal opportunities
- Quickly establish appropriate and productive relationships with clients, other members of the EIT and other professionals
- Respond flexibly and adapt to changing demands
- Develop fresh thinking and innovative approaches to generate and implement solutions to improve performance and challenge the status quo
Requirements of the Social Worker:
- Education and Formal Training Social Work degree, CQSW, CSS, DipSW Social Work England Registration (SWE) Counselling, Groupwork
- Experience of child protection and front-line services
- Knowledge of: the likely reasons for inequality of service delivery to people from minority groups and what may be done to address these issues child development and family functioning/Children Act 1989 and 2004 with resultant guidance/the principles of “Working Together” and the importance of child protection procedures/CSE/FGM/Prevent strategy etc/problem solving strategies, e.g. therapeutic techniques
- An understanding of schools and the education system (or a willingness to learn )
- Able to demonstrate relevant capabilities against the Social Work PCF at the appropriate level
- Ability to speak with confidence and accuracy, using accurate sentence structures and vocabulary
- Ability to choose the right kind of vocabulary for the situation in hand without a great deal of hesitation
- Ability to listen to customers and understand their needs
- Ability to tailor your approach to each conversation appropriate to the customer, responding clearly even in complex situations
- Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check
- Prepared to take managed risks to achieve better outcomes
- Demonstrate a clear sense of purpose and direction, in line with organisational objectives
This Social Worker job is advertised by Zehnn Young; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.
As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.
Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.