Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead
Job Description

Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead

Norwich

£26,973 to £30,377

37 Hours per week

Our client is looking for an experienced Social Worker to join their young people’s service. You will bring your own unique skills, experiences and ambitions for high quality, innovative ways of meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable children and families in Norfolk.

The successful candidate will be based in our City and South team in Norwich, working directly with young people and their families to provide support around substance misuse.

You will manage a caseload of complex clients, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessment and care planning. The role will carry out high quality assessments and use child-centred, community-focused and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships to secure the best outcomes for young people. 

Additionally, you will act as the Safeguarding Lead for the service, working across Norfolk. You will help to advise staff on safeguarding concerns, further developing our safeguarding processes and embedding Signs of Safety into everyday practice.

 We are looking for a qualified social worker who has:


  • Relevant demonstrable experience of working as a Social Worker and intervening in young people and families lives
  • Experience of using Signs of Safety approach in working with children, young people and their families
  • Experience of working in multi-agency and multi-disciplinary teams with client groups
  • Qualifications in Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) or is willing to train for these
  • The ability to work effectively in a team setting, to help develop educational sessions and to promote the service.

The post will involve working alongside the Young People’s Service Leadership Team to ensure effective implementation of best practice.

Our client is a value driven charity working across Norfolk and Suffolk giving help and hope through programmes with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol. They have a vision to reach every part of the community in the most creative, effective and efficient ways. Through our client’s varied services, young people and adults receive professional advice, information, counselling, support, care and education.

Our client welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds, of any faith or none. You will join a charity that has a Christian ethos and you will share our client’s focus on their mission, values, clients and colleagues with a strong team spirit. They offer a rewarding, challenging role with their commitment to well-being and development.

Closing Date:  12pm (noon) on Wednesday 5 October 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 19 October 2016



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