The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. This position is offered as a 10 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.
We are looking for creative individuals to join the Family Safeguarding Team to help make a difference to our young people’s lives.
You will be supporting social workers in the team; working intensively and in a planned way with the young person, family or carers and other agencies and services. Supporting children and families to achieve their potential will be central to all you do. You will undertake direct work with children, parenting work and potentially group work. As well as this, you will need to be able to work in partnership and use your skills to engage with children in a meaningful way.
As a member of our team, you will be working alongside partners, agencies and the voluntary sector to support children and their families in the community. Surrey Children’s Service provides training to ensure competence and professional development. We will ensure that you receive a full induction and monthly supervision.
You will need to have had experience of working with children and young people and be able to show us how this work has resulted in positives outcomes. You will also have the ability to engage with families/carers and children, as well as supporting social workers in managing risk and effecting positive change. Good written and verbal communication skills are also required for this role.
Surrey Children’s Service believes that the welfare of children and their families is paramount. Team members are enthusiastic and supportive, committed to the provision of a quality service for children and their carers. We are looking for people with similar qualities to join us to continue the good work already being done.
No two days in the team are the same! You will need experience of working with children in a paid or voluntary area and an interest in the welfare and care of children and young people.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Achievement of Vocational Qualifications Level 3/4, or equivalent in relevant fields, with experience of working with children and their families
- An understanding of relevant legislation affecting working with Children, including The Children Act (1989) and the Children and Families Act (2014)
- A commitment to working with children to improve the quality of their lives
- The ability to plan, manage, and prioritise a caseload
- The ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of a team and a willingness to provide guidance and assistance to less experienced or more junior members of staff
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/05/2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Lucy Holland by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.