Can you see yourself helping care and support children and young people?
Would you like the opportunity to improve the safety & wellbeing of children and families in Wandsworth?
Does the sound of being part of a team pulling together to help achieve the best possible outcomes for children appeal to you?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We have a Social Worker/Senior Social Worker position available within the Children in Need (CIN) Peripatetic Team. The team provides an enhanced programme of support, assessment and intervention to children and young people affected by domestic abuse. Our team offers a Whole Family Approach aimed at improving the safety and wellbeing of Domestic Violence and Abuse affected children/young people.
We look for people with a 'can do' attitude, who are prepared to be accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes. You will focus on residents and service users to ensure they receive the highest standards of provision. The core of this role is the delivery of positive safety and wellbeing outcomes for children and families who are affected by domestic violence. These outcomes are delivered:
- By direct social work practice with high complexity / high risk families where domestic violence is a significant factor.
- By building and developing relationships with services and practitioners in other agencies that specialise in domestic violence work in order to provide co-ordinated and effective partnership working in the borough.
The application of theory and theoretical frameworks to all aspects of practice – keeping up to date knowledge regarding Domestic Abuse and practise
You will be responsible for delivering a high-quality and responsive social work service. We'll expect you to act as the lead professional in statutory cases - including child protection, care proceedings, and looked-after children - while undertaking the full range of social work tasks with children in need and their families.
It's a role that will see you work collaboratively with allied health and social care practitioners, bringing together and coordinating the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding, as well as Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review (APIR).
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Social work qualification and HCPC registered
- Experience of working across voluntary and statutory agencies
- A good communicator
- Confident in APIR and understand the needs of children and young people
- Have applied knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
· Closing Date: 17th November 2019
· Shortlisting Date: To be confirmed
· Interview Date: To be confirmed
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.