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Social Worker - Long Term Child Protection Team

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  • Job reference: HQ00093669
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    £32878.00 - £36876.00 per annum
    Social Worker


    Sanctuary Social Care has a permanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time within a Long-Term Child Protection Team based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The ideal candidate 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 £32,878 to £36,876 per annum.

    Job Purpose:
    To assist the Team Manager to deliver services in accordance with agreed objectives, financial targets, quality and performance standards, that will improve the outcomes for individuals and families.

    Main Duties:
    - To undertake complex case work ensuring that families and/or individuals receive appropriate support that is consistent, integrated and of the highest standard.
    - To prepare and present reports for meetings, conferences and courts etc., to agreed standards.
    - To work within the statutory framework and comply with Directorate policies, procedures and guidance.
    - To maintain high quality safeguarding standards for Children or Vulnerable Adults, reporting concerns promptly to the Team Manager.
    - To promote high standards of professional practice through monitoring, reviewing and evaluation of interventions that will improve the quality of the outcomes for service users.
    - To update and maintain computer and written records in accordance with Directorate guidelines ensuring the quality of the information noted is accurate and up to date.
    - To chair and minute and/or participate in meetings in respect of service users.
    - To establish and promote effective working relationships with external partners, agencies and other sections of the Directorate that will improve practice and outcomes for individuals and families.
    - To provide advice and guidance on policies and services including the effective involvement of service users through working groups, meeting etc.
    - To administer petty cash in accordance with the Authority and the Directorate's financial regulations and procedures.
    - To assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Council's policies and procedures.
    - To promote and implement the Council's Equality Policy in all aspects of employment and service delivery.

    - A dedicated 5-day induction
    - Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually.
    - A range of flexible working options
    - A generous Flexi Scheme
    - Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives
    - Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
    - Access to home electronics and car leasing schemes
    - Generous relocation package.

    Requirements of the Social Worker:
    - Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS.
    - Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    - A minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
    - Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

    This Social Worker job is advertised by Jenifer Watts; 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.