Social Worker/Safeguarding Case Officer - London - Up to £38,000 per annum
We are currently working with a high profile sporting client who are recruiting for permanent Social Workers. You will Investigate criminal records information, allegations or concerns and assess risk in relation to participants who may pose a risk to children or adults at risk in sport and where appropriate, implement a risk management plan, preparing relevant cases for consideration and decision of the Safeguarding Review Panel. To work in conjunction with the Safeguarding Coordinator to provide advice and support to the sports designated safeguarding officer network and other individuals in relation to safeguarding children, adults at risk and poor practice concerns.
Benefits of the role:
- An exciting and challenging role within a changing, dynamic, and world-renowned sports organisation.
- Attractive benefits and a competitive salary for the right candidate
Key responsibilities include:
- Act on safeguarding children and poor practice referrals and manage a case load efficiently and effectively in line with policies, procedures, regulations, protocols and thresholds.
- Undertake investigations on criminal records information, allegations or concerns made against participants in sport, complete a risk assessment and where appropriate recommend a risk management plan to the Case Team Manager or Senior Case Officer.
- Prepare all relevant reports and paperwork for consideration by the Safeguarding Review Panel for cases which require an order in accordance with The sports Safeguarding Regulations.
- Progress cases to their full conclusion within the time scales.
- Ensure The client fulfils its legal duties under the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012, including referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Work with and support the network of designated safeguarding officers in sport and contribute to regional meetings and assist in the delivery of training, where required at a regional or national level.
- Self-reflect on performance, ask for feedback, identify relevant learning needs, attend and effectively prepare for regular supervision meetings and seek guidance and support from Managers.
- Diploma in Social Work or equivalent
- Knowledge of safeguarding frameworks and a proven ability to engage participants and where appropriate involve them in a risk assessment and risk management process
- Experience in conducting interviews for risk assessments
- Experience of front line child protection intervention, youth offending or probation service team
- Evidence of child-centred approach and an understanding of children's rights, needs and best interests, as well as up to date child protection best practice, research and legislation
- Experience of report writing skills, including risk assessments and risk management report writing
- Experience in handling sensitive information with discretion
- Proficient skills in Microsoft Office.
- Flexible approach to hours and travel
Candidates MUST be:
- HCPC registered
- Eligible to work in the UK