Qualified Social Work - Child Protection/Safeguarding
Medicare First
Staffordshire, GB
11d ago

Job Description

Qualified Social Work - Child Protection

North Birmingham

Full-Time, Substantial post qualifying experience, HCPC Registered, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent Degree.

We're Medicare First, a nationwide social care recruitment provider specialising in finding qualified social work professionals for temporary and permanent work across the UKs local authorities.

We work to provide a fair and ethical service to the workers we represent; it is central to our business ethos. The well-

being of vulnerable adults and children and younger people can only be properly supported when our teams deliver on their commitment to our worker community.

Job Description

Managing a defined caseload, the Social Worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families / carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes.

This includes enquiry, assessment, purposeful intervention through direct work and review in relation to Child Protection, Child in Need and Children Looked After, achieving permanency through care for Children in Care Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities.

This role reports to the Team Manager.

About the client

Our client is a forward-thinking Council who invest heavily in their Children Services and are based in North Birmingham area.

The role in the Families First department is focused on the delivery of services relating to vulnerable children and young people.

These services will be delivered against specifications set by the People Commissioning function in line with the County Council's overarching outcomes.

Job summary

  • Chair Statutory Child Placement reviews.
  • Provide consultation / guidance to operational staff on practice or procedural issues in relation child protection, including matters arising from child protection conferences.
  • Play a part in quality assurance, through regular audits and monitoring of practice in relation to Reviews and Conferences and providing individual feedback to operational staff and managers.
  • Liaise with other agencies and services working within the field of child care.
  • Involvement in the delivery of relevant training, or other information sharing with Children and family services or to multi-
  • agency audiences as part of councils safeguarding board.

  • Contribute to the planning and development of services to children in relation to child protection.
  • Be part of team monitoring and evaluation, of the effectiveness of current policy, procedures, practice and resources and to report deficiencies to managers.
  • Establish, develop and maintain productive working relationships, through liaison and joint work with other agencies, organisations, groups and individuals within the team's operational remit.
  • What we need from you

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services
  • 2 years post qualified with experience within local authority child protection teams
  • If you are passionate about delivering a high standard of social care and would like to work in a supportive forward-thinking environment, we would like to hear from you if you think you meet the requirements.

    What you will receive from us

  • Medicare First is a first-tier recruitment provider to local authorities so you will have access to opportunities before they reach many other agencies
  • Opportunity as a Medicare First worker to access continued lines of work
  • Excellent rates of pay both (Umbrella companies, Limited Company and PAYE welcomed)
  • Your own dedicated consultant who will manage your registrations through to clearance
  • Your own personal consultant
  • Regularly meetings and visits with your consultant
  • Quick and Easy Registration Process
  • If you are interested, please contact Aaron Boffey on 0121 688 8220 or email aaron.boffey medicarefirst.co.uk

    It is the policy of the company that no person acting on our behalf shall discriminate in any situation against another individual or group, directly or indirectly, because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief, sex and sexual orientation.

    Each individual is assessed on merit alone

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