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Senior Social Worker - Response Team (Intake & Assessment)

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  • Job reference: HQ00091014
    £38229.00 - £41052.00 per annum
    Social Worker


    Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time within a Response Team (Intake and Assessment) based in Gloucestershire.

    The ideal candidates will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and be registered with the HCPC.

    The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £38,229 to £41,052 per annum.

    - To supervise and/or assist in the management and motivation of a team of staff, giving guidance, advice and feedback as appropriate.
    - To ensure good quality assessment, planning, intervention and reviewing which is essential to providing good outcomes for children, as is detailed knowledge of law and policy relating to vulnerable children.
    - Using specialist knowledge and expertise to provide a high level of support and supervision, providing advice and guidance to colleagues ensuring case work decisions are made in accordance with agreed procedures and professional standards.
    - Take a lead in a specialist area of work or service or service development.
    - Undertake specialist or complex casework where appropriate. To effectively manage risk where there is risk of, or actual, significant harm to children to ensure that children are kept safe and protected from abuse.
    - Contribute to the development of services, the meeting of targets and the identification and facilitation of changes of direction ensuring that work is delivered on schedule.
    - Work in partnership across the sectors to deliver services, give advice and support to internal and external service providers. This will ensure that information and good practice is shared, and that communication is effective.
    - Within the relevant service area ensure that cases are managed within accordance with the Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people. To ensure that agreed thresholds for intervention are maintained and statutory requirements are met.
    - Ensure records are kept in accordance with professional standards and prepare and present reports on cases and issues.
    - Contribute to the determination of budgets and the allocation of funds. If relevant: contribute to commissioning.

    Requirements of the Social Worker:
    - Degree or equivalent in social work
    - Current HCPC registration
    - A minimum of 2 years post qualifying UK experience
    - Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS.
    - Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    - Significant post qualification experience in a Local Authority child protection children's services setting.
    - You must have a full driving license and access to a vehicle, insured for business use.

    This Social Worker job is advertised by Jamie Bartlett; if you are interested in this position, please click below to apply now.