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  • Senior Social Worker - Children Social Work Team Maidstone
  • Ackerman Pierce Ltd. in Maidstone, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 2 weeks ago

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Senior Social Worker - Children's Social Work Team

Medway Council

Are you an experienced Social Worker with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable children and young people? Look no further!

Join our dedicated Children's Social Work Team at Medway Council as a Senior Social Worker. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic and supportive environment, safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and young people in the Medway area.

At Medway Council, we are committed to providing high-quality social work practice that supports children and young people in achieving their full potential while ensuring their safety and wellbeing. As a Senior Social Worker, you will play a pivotal role in assessing complex cases, developing care plans, and leading interventions to ensure positive outcomes for children and families.

Key Responsibilities
• Safeguard and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people through the provision... of high-quality social work practice.
• Undertake focused, analytical assessments and SMART plans that have clear objectives and outcome measures.
• Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, including relationship and strengths-based practice.
• Work collaboratively with children, young people, families, and a range of organizations, both statutory and voluntary, to deliver services.
• Provide expert advice and support to less experienced staff, contributing to their development and the maintenance of high practice standards.
• Lead on an area of practice within the team or service, supporting others in enhancing their knowledge and skills in that subject.
• Prepare clear, structured, and concise reports for meetings and court proceedings as required.
• Participate in regular supervision, critically reflecting on case work and promoting continuous learning and development.
• Keep up to date with research findings, theoretical models, and innovative practices to inform evidence-informed practice.
• Contribute to service development in alignment with local plans, initiatives, and strategies.

Requirements
• Qualified Social Worker with post-qualifying training and registration with Social Work England.
• Demonstrable post-qualification experience of at least 2-3 years working with children and families.
• Sound knowledge and experience in child protection, court work, and relevant legislation, guidance, standards, and local policies.
• Competency in maintaining accurate case records and writing high-quality reports for professional settings.
• Commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to Social Work England's professional standards.

Join our team at Medway Council and be part of a collaborative and supportive environment that values your expertise and dedication to improving the lives of children and families. In return for your commitment, we offer a competitive salary range of £47,568 - £52,376 and excellent benefits such as £3,000 - payable in April each year and much more.

To apply, please submit your application here or contact Callum Parr at Ackerman Pierce. Medway Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds with the relevant qualifications.

Ignore: Senior Social Worker, Children's Social Work Team, Medway, Child Protection, Safeguarding, Care Plans, Evidence-Informed Practice, Relationship-Based Practice, Collaboration, Professional Development
Maidstone United Kingdom

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