Social Worker – Referral and Assessment (Kingston & Richmond)

We are offering a £3000 welcome bonus plus a £3000 annual market supplement for this role!

About Our Benefits 

We are focused on creating a positive, supportive environment, where you will have access to a wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and the technology and equipment to enable hybrid working.

At AfC you will also have access to…

  • a welcome payment and retention bonus for selected roles
  • access to free parking at your main place of work
  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after four years with bank holidays in addition
  • local government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • hybrid working, enabling you to work from home, office or the community, with access to the technology and equipment to support you
  • working with a wide range of families from diverse backgrounds with different presenting issues
  • travel assistance package for business use, including car and cycle mileage reimbursement, annual season ticket loan or business Oyster cards
  • a minimum of 12 protected Development Days each year for all staff
  • support and recognition from a stable senior leadership team with an open door culture
  • managers who recognise complexity of cases and load, value hard work, provide reassurance, build confidence and facilitate career development and progression opportunities
  • a huge range of additional professional development opportunities as part of our regional Social Work Teaching Partnership.
  • About you

  • an effective communicator
  • resilient worker, able to work effectively in a team or on your own, taking ownership and responsibility for the cases you are assigned
  • confident and competent with relevant statutory and regulatory framework and have knowledge of an appropriate range of professional interventions
  • evidence of championing inclusion and diversity whilst making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people
  • solution focused person with the ability to deal with sensitive issues. 
  • About the role

  • Supporting children and young people by undertaking child protection investigation alongside safety and consistency planning
  • Responsible for holding a mixture of cases including complex cases and short term Child in Need cases
  • Building strong and respectful working relationships with families, their support network and our partner agencies
  • Assessment writing, direct work with children and families, threshold application, home visits, direct work, care planning, chairing meetings and case recording in line with our policies and procedures
  • Formulate care plans in partnership to create child focused plans and maintain case records capturing the young person’s voice
  • Complete short term work to meet needs and prevent long term involvement
  • Actively taking part in reflective supervision and group supervision
  • Qualifications

  • Relevant Social Work qualification
  • Completion of ASYE
  • Active Social Work England registration
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