P108852 - Social Worker EDT (Experienced Child and Family Social Worker)
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Grade K. £36,876 - £39,782 plus out of hours allowance and R&R. Part Time working would be considered.
Social Care - Children Service
Gateshead Emergency Duty Team (EDT) is looking to appoint an Experienced Social Worker. Our service offers a generic out of hours emergency social work response to all situations that present and cannot wait until the next working day. We are an agile service based in the Civic Centre in Gateshead. You will hold a recognised Social Work Qualification and PQ training, possess skills necessary to practice as an AMHP or the willingness to train if not qualified. SWE registration is also essential.
You will have a broad and extensive knowledge of child care legislation, national policy and use this to uphold our statutory responsibilities whilst contributing to the Gateshead 'Thrive' agenda. You will have knowledge of child protection procedures/Children Act and multi-agency responsibilities; assessment models, social work interventions and statutory and organisational contexts, corporate parenting responsibilities and Government policy contexts and drivers. Knowledge of performance agenda relevant to Social Work is also essential.
You will have experience of proactively managing risk and being involved in applying safeguarding processes. You will be able to prioritise and manage competing demands and you will have experience of working autonomously whilst seeking support where this is indicated or demonstrate the ability to do so.
For the right person, this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your professional development, extending your knowledge and skills of generic social work practice in crisis situations. Gateshead is committed to maximising employee potential, supporting and developing excellent social workers by providing support and time to undertake appropriate CPD opportunities, therefore a willingness to seek and grasp opportunities is vital. There is an expectation that you will support the continuing development and maintenance of our service, using your knowledge, skills and experience to achieve this.
Mainly working autonomously, you will be decisive and reflective, you will have extensive contact with other agencies, and you will demonstrate excellent communication skills and a commitment to equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice across all of our contacts, advocating and supporting others as required. You will have excellent IT skills including the accurate and analytical input and review of the Local Authority's social care recording system.
Due to the hours of work It is essential that you have a current driving licence and if successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
If you would like further details or wish to discuss your Application, please contact John Foreman on email@example.com