Children’s Social Worker – Cambridgeshire

Children's Social Worker - Cambridgeshire

Posted 5 days ago


Childrens Social Worker – Cambridgeshire
Children in Care (CIC)
Rate: £38 –  £40 per hour
We are recruiting for motivated qualified social worker to join our busy team. This role is with one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving as one of the best places to live and work in.
This is a qualified role requiring you to be SWE registered and have relevant experience within children’s services.
Job Purpose:
Under the general direction of a Team Manager, provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. Work in partnership with families using the Family Safeguarding model, taking a strengths-based approach to assess need, plan and deliver focused interventions to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes. Build meaningful working relationships with children and young people that enable their voice to be heard and their lived experience to be understood. Work with multi-agency colleagues and partners to ensure holistic engagement with children and their families.
Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide professional leadership, specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations, in which risk of significant harm, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.
  • Through the intervention of assessment, identify and respond to needs, build on strengths, ensuring that analysis is robust and leads to clear outcomes that can be met through appropriate SMART plans.
  • Demonstrate good analytical, interviewing and observational skills, to ensure the voice of the child is heard and is used to inform all assessments, decision making and interventions.
  • Using the Family Safeguarding model, engage with children, young people, and their families to develop effective and empowering working relationships which facilitate change and improve outcomes for children and young people
  • To ensure legislation and statutory guidance is adhered to and challenge decisions where appropriate.
  • To act as the lead professional and ensure all matters in respect of safeguarding are dealt with promptly, effectively and in line with child protection procedures and escalated as necessary.
  • To demonstrate sound written skills through the provision of coherent, analytical and evidence based reports and plans for a variety of forums, including court, which are child focussed and reflect the impact of the child’s lived experience.
  • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that all interventions are proportionate and timely, that people are protected from harm, and that their human rights are promoted.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you.

  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Joe Thomas-Samuels on 07860876427 or for more information.