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Social Workers - Assessment Teams - Together for Children

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/05/2017 23:59
£28,485 - £37,306
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Various Locations

Job details 

Closing date:
26 May

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This job is closed for applications.

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Social Workers - Assessment Teams
Salary - £28,485 - £36,379 (Depending on experience)

As a Social Worker in the Together for Children Assessment Team you will take responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the City’s most vulnerable unborn babies, children and young people, through the delivery of a high quality service by working in accordance with best practice, procedures and legislative requirements.

The Assessment Team currently comprises of 4 Team Managers, 2 Assistant Team Managers and approximately 28 Social Workers.

As a Social worker in the assessment Team you will be responsible for the completion of statutory duties mainly comprising child focused s.17 Child in Need Assessments, s.47 Child Protection Enquiries and s.20 Looked After Children. Direct work with children and young people is a fundamental requirement of the Social Worker role in the Assessment Team.

As a Social Worker you will also be responsible for attending and sharing assessments and information at Child in Need Transfer Meetings, Strategy Meetings, Initial Child Protection Conferences and Public Law Outline Panel to initial care proceedings, when necessary.

On a rotational basis you will undertake duty Social Worker tasks to response to child safeguarding issues requiring an immediate response

Together for Children is a newly established Company in Sunderland which works on behalf of the Council to deliver children’s services in the city including social care, early help and education

Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives? If so, then think about joining our team and being part of our journey to excellence. This is a unique opportunity to join us at the start of an exciting and innovative programme of change as we shape and develop our new dedicated children's company, Together for Children – Sunderland.

We are looking for skilled and experienced Social Workers who have the passion and drive to ensure that children and young people in Sunderland achieve the best outcomes and receive high quality services.

Over the last 12 months there has been sustained and significant improvement in the quality of services delivered to children young people and their families. Improvement is being rigorously monitored through a multi-agency board and we consult with staff regarding the developments and change that effect front line practice.

Please note all applicants must have successfully completed Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

For further information on Together for Children, please check our website

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note if you have not heard from us within six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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