Senior social Worker Child In Need Team

Liverpool Social Care Qualified Hub
Pease Pottage
£30,000 - £39,999
08 Jan 2019
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Quality social work starts with great social workers. That's why we've reviewed our pay and reward package to give you more than ever for the job you do.
Surrey County Council offer an excellent start up and relocation package.
With a start up Payment of £2,000 paid to permanent new starters moving into one of our social work positions (subject to conditions and paid pro rata if part time).
Just a short distance from London but a million miles from the capital's hustle and bustle, Surrey is a beautiful county nestled in the south-east of England and a great place to work and live.

With access to major arterial road routes (including the M25, M3 and M23), frequent rail services to central London and close proximity to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Surrey is easily accessible. The rolling hills, market towns and excellent attractions mean there is plenty to see

The below profile describes the general nature of work performed at this level as set out in the job family. It is not intended to be a detailed list of all duties and responsibilities which may be required. The role will be further defined by annual objectives, which will be developed with the role holder. The Council reserves the right to review and amend the job families on a regular basis.

To provide the social work service of assessment of need, care planning and, as appropriate, child protection investigation, to prevent the separation of children from their families where possible, and to ensure that children and young people are adequately protected in line with departmental policy, procedures and relevant legislation. To support alternative permanent care for children who have to be separated from their families in a timely fashion. To supervise fostering / adoption arrangements.The job holder will ensure a positive, high profile for Surrey Children’s service in its dealings with the public, users and carers and external agencies.They will act as a mentor to social workers and support their development, and undertake duties of a practice teacher as required.With appropriate training, undertake child protection investigations, act as key worker to children/young people with a Child Protection Plan and undertake all related statutory responsibilities.They will assess and manage the risk involved in protecting vulnerable children and young people, distinguishing levels of risk for different situations, to prevent harm and abuse.Job holders will also contribute to the regular monitoring and review of services established to facilitate service improvement.

Relevant professional qualification and Health and Care Professions Council registration where
• In depth and up to date applied knowledge of relevant national and local policy, statutory guidance
and legislation in relation to the provision of social care services.
• Understanding of the principles of confidentiality and information governance and how these apply
to social care.
• Understanding of diversity and how it affects practice.
• Ability to communicate appropriately and in a timely way with individuals, carers families, other
professionals and team members which is clear, fluent, concise and jargon free and in a courteous
calm and professional manner. This includes both verbal and written communication.
• Ability to effectively engage with people in complex situations both short-term and building
professional relationships over time.
• Ability to engage in difficult conversations in challenging situations and with people who may be
• Ability to routinely explain professional reasoning, judgements and decisions made and record
these in a clear concise way.
• Ability to make skilled professional judgement for interventions including in crises and in response
to challenge.
• Ability to understand and take account of differentials in power, and use authority appropriately.
• Ability to develop partnership relationships in order to work effectively in a multi-agency and multidisciplinary
environment, demonstrating mutual professional regard and a collaborative approach
to person centred working.
• Competent in the use of basic IT skills.
• Competent use of basic numeracy skills and the ability to contribute to monitoring discussions
regarding the use of budgets and resources.
• Experience of providing professional reflective supervision.

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