Social Worker - Children in Need
Children’s services in Buckinghamshire are on a journey to delivering outstanding services. Children and their families are at the centre of everything we do. Building on the Strengthening Families model adopted for child protection conferences in 2016, we want to apply the latest skills and knowledge to achieve the best outcomes possible for the children we seek to protect and support.
We are keen to incorporate the key principles of the ‘Strengthening Families’ to our services here in Buckinghamshire, to enhance and recognise what we already do. The model follows the following key imperatives:
1. Understanding the world of the child
2. Understanding the world of the adult(s)
3. Recognise family strengths as well as concerns
4. Engage families in the change process
5. Measure change through actions and interventions
Keeping the children and young people of Buckinghamshire safe and healthy is at the heart of everything we do. It is our vision that each and every child has the best head start and the most positive futures ahead of them. Making sure that every child, whatever their situation, has the stability, the support and the belief to start thinking about their tomorrow.
About the role
We have an opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join our Amersham and our High Wycombe office. This challenging but rewarding role will see you working directly with children and young people who are at risk of significant harm, ensuring that the voice of the child is always heard and listened to.
To recognise the high demand for your skills the salary we currently offer includes a 6% market factor enhancement (Range 7 to Range 10 only). Additionally, you will receive a Golden Hello payment of £2125 upon the successful completion of your first 12 months, a crucial to post car allowance of £300 per annum paid monthly, a safe haven car allowance of £300 per annum paid monthly, and a Relocation Allowance (if applicable) up to £8K.
Please note this market factor enhancement is reviewed each year. The Golden Hello payment is paid pro rata for part time hours.
To make a great Social Worker, you’ll bring your experience and knowledge with you and be confident in undertaking the role. In this busy, fast paced team, you’ll get on best if you are flexible and able to work well under pressure. You will work closely with colleagues from various teams and build positive links between your team and other parts of the service to ensure effective multi-professional working. You will hold a degree in social work (DipSW) and registered with the HCPC
Please see attached job summary.
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