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Social Worker | School Based | Surrey

Job Title: Social Worker | School Based | Surrey
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Industry:
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum
Start Date: Asap
Duration: Ongoing
REF: 4352354_1516278935
Contact Name: D'Nad Eugene
Contact Email: dnade@4socialwork.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

To lead on Safeguarding: Child Protection (CP), Children in Need (CIN) and Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings, and all associated Surrey children's services and support that wrap around these, to safeguard children and improve family functioning and wellbeing.

MAIN DUTIES

  • To report to Inclusion Leader, working with her and keeping her informed.

Pupil Welfare & Safeguarding

  • Assess the needs of children and their families identified as 'in need' or 'at risk'
  • Write reports, case notes and maintain other documentation as necessary in line with statutory requirements, school policy and best practice
  • Produce reports for children who are 'in need', Looked After by local authorities or on the child-protection register
  • Chair or participate in reviews and meetings attended by parents, school staff, local authorities and representatives of other agencies
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant statutory and independent sector agencies and work in partnership with colleagues from a range of different agencies to ensure children are safeguarded and their needs met
  • Continually reassess cases in relation to risk and advise all school Designated Safeguarding Officers and senior leadership team as appropriate
  • Take appropriate steps to maintain a high level of security and confidentiality of all records
  • To assist in the development of school policies, procedures and working practices, e.g. the introduction of safeguarding software, such as CPOMS

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Participate in regular supervision provided through the school
  • Participate in the performance management cycle and take up opportunities for relevant training and development, in accordance with the requirement to evidence continuous professional development
  • To keep abreast of new legislation, guidance and regulations
  • Be an effective and competent role model for the school's values-based ethos

Safeguarding

  • Understand that it is everyone's responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and that everybody has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.
  • Consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
  • Know how to respond to a pupil who discloses abuse through delivery of 'Woking together to Safeguard Children', and 'What to do if you suspect a Child is being Abused' (2015).
  • Refer any safeguarding or child protection concerns to the MASH and keep all DSLs updated in weekly, minuted meetings. Complete Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF).
  • To lead Home School Link Workers (HSLW) and the Early Help process, including identifying emerging problems for children who may benefit from an offer of Early Help, liaising with the DSLs in the first instance and supporting other agencies and professionals in an early help assessment through information sharing.
  • Provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

Salary is £33,000 - £38,000

4Social Work is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and care professionals.

We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training

Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Social Work is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact D Eugene on 02085149148.

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