As a member of this service you will respond to a wide range of referrals passed on to the team from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). You will carry out Child and Family Assessments, and section 47 (Child Protection) enquiries. Your expert input will help decide whether a child is in need of help and / or in need of protection. Following your assessment and analysis you will help devise a multi-agency Child Protection Plan, multi-agency Child in Need Plan or make recommendations as to whether a Core Assessment is needed.
Role outline: District Child Protection Team
Your role in this team will be varied working with children of all ages who are subject to a Child in Need Plan, Child Protection Plan or who have a Child and Family Assessment in place. You will work together with a range of agencies to manage and progress the child’s plan. You will be responsible for co-ordinating, monitoring and changing service provision as identified, with the aim of promoting positive change within the child’s home environment. You will respond to any identified risk with the support of your Team Manager and Social Work Practice Consultant.
Whichever role is of interest to you, you’ll find a great team environment, with opportunities to develop your social work career. In our recent workforce survey, staff told us that the top 3 factors that made their working experience positive were:
- having a supportive team
- having a supportive manager
- having the option to work more flexibly, with a good work:life balance
In addition to this, we offer:
- manageable caseloads
- regular and effective supervision
- mobile working
- good levels of business and admin support
- internal transfer scheme between teams
- a comprehensive range of CPD options, including links to local Universities
- Practice Consultants based in every social work team
- Leadership Development & Aspirant Managers Programme
- potential to earn an extra £9,000 over 3 years when you join key frontline teams
- up to £5,000 relocation package
- excellent employee benefits
This investment in our workforce means that we are able to provide a quality, consistent, and professional service to communities in Nottinghamshire, with good outcomes being achieved for our children and young people.
So if you’d like to be part of our future workforce, and build your career with us, we’d like to hear from you!
Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.