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Social Worker - Referral and Assessment

Job Type:
Social Work
Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
West Midlands
Sandwell, West Midlands
£30,451 to £40,876 per annum
Salary Description:
£30451 - £40876 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Referral and Assessment Team - Sandwell - £30,451 - £40,876 per annum, plus up to £6,500 relocation payment (subject to T's & C's)

We have currently partnered with Sandwell Trust in the West Midlands to provide experienced Social Workers to Children's Referral and Assessment Team.

This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and engaging trust. They are committed to your continuous learning and development and dedicate 15 days per year to your professional development, and also offer learning placements of up to 6 months to expand your knowledge.

Benefits of this Social Worker position include:

* Great transport links
* Average caseload is 18, however they are looking at getting this to 15
* Position that provides great career enhancement
* Friendly and supportive team
* Supportive management
* Progression and Secondment opportunities
* Team events
* Brand new offices and facilities - open plan
* The service works flexibly, and will be open to discuss hours to suit you

Responsibilities for a Referral and Assessment Social Worker will include:

* Assessing for and provide services to children in need within the framework
* Ensuring that services are efficiently and effectively provided
* Maintaining high standards of professional practice within own workload
* Managing a case load of children and families
* Participating in core assessments, in partnership with the child & care providers
* Implementing Child Protection and LAC procedures as and when required
* Working with families, children and young people to reduce the need for accommodation or care proceedings
* Understanding Every Child Matters agenda
* Helping to develop interventions by working with other professionals
* Undertaking investigations under Section 47s on allocated and duty cases as required
* Providing reports as required for child protection case conferences, children in need meetings, permanency meetings, childcare reviews and in court processes
* Giving evidence in court when required

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:

* You must be Social Work qualified with a good level of experience in working in a children and families setting and have managed a complex case load
* Experience of Court Work
* A sound knowledge of legislation and guidance
* Ability to analyse information and make informed decisions.
* Good knowledge of child development
* A clear decision maker and good team worker
* A current Enhanced DBS and registration with Social Work England


Contact Details:
Tel: 02071676803
Contact: Damon Storer

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