The safeguarding team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker who will work core hours to support the team in responding to safeguarding referrals relating to our Sandwell residents.
We are a busy team that requires you to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and guidance, having applied and have experience of safeguarding procedures in your practice.
You will have the confidence to deal with challenging and complex social and family situations, drawing on research evidence, community resources and the professional contribution of health, housing and other partner agencies to safeguard and promote people’s well-being. You will have knowledge, emotional intelligence and authority to work holistically within these relationships. Therefore, having the ability to demonstrate effective partnership working is key and essential to this role.
This role is challenging, demanding and rewarding and will require you to have the ability to intervene, using legal powers when applicable, for the protection of children and adults as necessary, having a lead role in safeguarding for people who may be socially excluded, at risk of abuse or neglect, or who become vulnerable for other reasons.
You will work to the 6 principles of safeguarding (Empowerment, Protection, Prevention, Proportionality, Partnership and Accountability.
We will offer you support on a one to one basis, supervision, development, and generous annual leave, in addition we have an excellent employee benefit package that includes health and wellbeing, car and cycling schemes, discounts on high street stores to name a few.
You will hold a Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check will be required for this role.
A requirement of this post is that any successful candidate must have had a full course of an approved COVID‐19 vaccine prior to starting in the role, or be medically exempt. As part of the recruitment process the successful candidate will need to evidence this requirement.
Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.
37 hours per week
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