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Senior Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

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  • Job reference: HQ00093974
    Walton-On-Thames
    £39438.00 - £43744.00 per annum
    Permanent
    Social Worker

    Description

    Sanctuary Social Care currently has a permanent vacancy for a Senior Social Worker to work within a Children with Disabilities Team based in Walton on Hill. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

    As the post holder of this permanent Social Worker role, you will receive a competitive package of £39,438 - £43,744 per annum.

    Duties:
    - 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.

    Requirements for the Social Worker:
    - Degree or equivalent in social work
    - Current HCPC registration
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services

    Apply today:
    This Social Worker job is advertised by Neil Clements; if you are interested in this position please click below 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.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    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.