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Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
£40,887 per annum
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Social Worker - Child Protection Team - Permanent - Merton - up to £40,887p/a

A child protection social worker is needed to fill a full time, permanent vacancy in the London Borough of Merton. You will be working to safeguard children at risk so you must have strong, statutory experience of providing excellent social care in a children's team. 

Benefits of this CP role:

  • £1,500 “Golden Hello”
  • 26 days annual leave, rising to 31 days with five years continuous local government service
  • £963 car allowance per year

Duties as a Child Protection Social Worker:

  • Taking responsibility for casework decisions
  • Knowing when to refer to managers for advice on cases and decisions
  • Holding a caseload which contains individuals and families deemed to be 'challenging, resistant, high risk and/or high vulnerability'
  • Engaging effectively with people
  • Routinely and efficiently applying critical reflection and analysis
  • Working towards autonomous practice in all aspects
  • Taking a lead for developing team activities and contributing to team training sessions and events
  • Providing professional opinion and be more professionally assertive in working with individuals and families and with other professions and organisations
  • Representing Children's Social Care by participating in internal and external meetings and network groups
  • Contributing to and promoting the learning and development of social work practice 

As a Child Protection Social Worker you MUST:

  • Have post-qualified experience 
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Be HCPC registered 
For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 046 6215
Contact: Nina Brun

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