Social Worker (Safeguarding)

Employer
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£30,984 - £35,336
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

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.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or
    equivalent

You will be registered with Social Work England You will also be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.

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