Social Worker – Slough – Contextual Safeguarding
Slough have recently launched a new Contextual Safeguarding Team within the Referral and Assessment Service, to respond to the increasing number of young people who are vulnerable as a result of exploitation or are at risk of exploitation.
To help make up this team, Slough are looking for Social Workers who have experience of working with vulnerable adolescents and possess a good understanding of the complex needs of young people, the role their families, friends and associate networks play in their lives and the risks these wider networks pose for extra familial harm.
They are looking for individuals who can work as part of a wrap-around service with other partners to ensure young people are safeguarded from extra familial harm but also work to ensure family members have the skills and resilience to support the young person and wider networks receive support to manage risks too.
This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to progress their career, bring their knowledge of working with young people and develop it too.
Your benefits as a Social Worker:
- Market supplement of up to £5,600 for front line social workers, depending on role
- Flexible working – Work from home arrangement
- Tusker personal car lease scheme
- Employee Engagement Group ensures the voice of our colleagues can be heard
- Employee Assistance Programme ensures you have access to support and advice whenever you need it
- Relocation package if you’re having to move to work in Slough
- Access to the Blue Light Card offering discounts at hundreds of high street and online stores
- Use of pool cars so you can use public transport, cycle, or car share to work and still drive to local appointments.
Essential requirements of this Social Worker role:
- Professional Social Work Degree or equivalent
- Post qualifying experience as a social worker working with complex children, young people, and families
- Social Work England registered
- Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning the involvement of children, young people, and families/carers, including the right to access independent advocacy and complaints processes
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including children, young people, parents and carers and professional colleagues
- A good understanding of contextual safeguarding, exploitation, missing children / young people, and the development of adolescent
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