Social Worker Child Protection

  • Job Reference: 00084456-1
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary: £32.00 to £35.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary

Job Description

SW Locums need a Qualified Social Worker for The Family Placements Team in Wokingham. We are looking for an experienced Supervising Social Worker to work with the team initially for 3 months with a view to extending.

Candidates must be one year post qualifying and have worked in a Family Placements Team previously. Specifically looking for fostering experience with completing assessments, form F’s, SGO and Viability assessments.


* Complete viability assessments of family members and friends to establish their initial suitability to care for a child/young person.

* Undertake joint visits with a child’s SW to complete Reg 24 and viability assessments.

* Complete assessments of connected persons as prospective foster carers and/or special guardians for presentation to Fostering Panel and/or submission to court.

* Supporting and supervising connected person foster carers.

* Ensure that all information is regularly updated on electronic systems.

* Ensure that all work carried out is in accordance with the requirements of the performance management structure and guidelines.

* Ensure the prospective carers are involved where possible in all decision-making and information sharing, working in a person-centred way (including addressing cultural and communication needs) ensuring choices and aspirations are acknowledged and that a professional and respectful response is given at all times.

* Participate in appropriate activities and learning to develop own professional expertise. Develop and improve services, maintaining up to date knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements and good practice.

* At all times, to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who live or access services in, or who are looked after by Wokingham Borough Council.

* Good working knowledge of the relevant statutory and regulatory framework and of an appropriate range of professional interventions.

* Critical awareness of current issues and new evidenced-based practice research.

At SW Locums you can look forward to:

* A refreshingly professional and honest approach to your job search.

* Fast and accurate rates of pay.

* Committed support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.

* Conscientious and well informed advice.

* Contact available 24/7.

* Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide. and exclusive training.

* Free DBS and compliance service.

* Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.*

* Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

SW Locums follow the government guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.

* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme