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Social Worker - Child Protection

Job Type:
Social Work
Child Protection
Social Worker
£40,887 per annum
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Social Worker - Child Protection - Merton - Up to £40,887 per annum + benefits

We are excited to announce that there is a vacancy for a Social Worker in the Safeguarding and Care Planning Team in Merton. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an exciting, motivated and enthusiastic team. 


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

Duties of the role as a Child Protection Social Worker:

  • Responsibility for casework decisions and provide specialist advice to colleagues and others on a wide range of complex issues showing advanced skills in analysis, intervention and evaluation, but knowing when to refer to managers
  • Hold a caseload which contains individuals and families deemed to be 'challenging, resistant, high risk and/or high vulnerability'
  • Manage workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties
  • Increased role in complex cases which will include increasing participation in child protection case conferences and court work, engaging effectively with people, both short term and building relationships over time
  • Routinely and efficiently apply critical reflect and analysis to increasing complex cases.
  • Work towards autonomous practice in all aspects of their practice. - Social Worker's will be preparing to work independently but, will continue to work closely with their manager and not make any independent decisions on their casework.
  • Take a lead for developing team activities, such as organising and chairing team meetings and contributing to team training sessions and events
  • Provide professional opinion and be more professionally assertive in working with individuals and families and with other professions and organisations
  • Represent Children's Social Care by participating in internal and external meetings and network groups
  • Undertake PQ Practice Educator training and supervise students (in accordance with Practice Educator Professional Standards, PEPS)
  • Contribute to and promote the learning and development of practice which includes acting as a mentor to Newly Qualified Social Workers and social work students

As a Child Protection Social Worker you MUST:

  • Have post-qualified experience 
  • Be eligible to work in the U.K.
  • HCPC registered and have a DBS

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

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