Social Worker – Family Safeguarding

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Social Worker - Family Safeguarding
Interim Position

CCC (HQ) CCC16877

Posted: 6th March 2024 14:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £31.54 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    CB2 9NL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Social Worker - Family Safeguarding

Reference no: CCC (HQ) CCC16877

Pay Rate: up to £31.54 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Under the general direction of a Team Manager, provide a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines. Work in partnership with families using the Family Safeguarding model, taking a strengths-based approach to assess need, plan and deliver focused interventions to safeguard children and promote positive outcomes.

Build meaningful working relationships with children and young people that enable their voice to be heard and their lived experience to be understood. Work with multi-agency colleagues and partners to ensure holistic engagement with children and their families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional leadership, specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations, in which risk of significant harm, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.
  • Through the intervention of assessment, identify and respond to needs, build on strengths, ensuring that analysis is robust and leads to clear outcomes that can be met through appropriate SMART plans.
  • Demonstrate good analytical, interviewing and observational skills, to ensure the voice of the child is heard and is used to inform all assessments, decision making and interventions.
  • Using the Family Safeguarding model, engage with children, young people, and their families to develop effective and empowering working relationships which facilitate change and improve outcomes for children and young people
  • Ensure legislation and statutory guidance is adhered to and challenge decisions where appropriate.
  • Act as the lead professional and ensure all matters in respect of safeguarding are dealt with promptly, effectively and in line with child protection procedures and escalated as necessary.
  • Demonstrate sound written skills through the provision of coherent, analytical and evidence based reports and plans for a variety of forums, including court, which are child focussed and reflect the impact of the child’s lived experience.
  • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that all interventions are proportionate and timely, that people are protected from harm, and that their human rights are promoted.
  • Represent the Council at a community level and by working jointly with key partner agencies, develop effective multi-agency plans to enable independence, formulating appropriate solutions together with children and families.
  • Contribute to the development of integrated services and policy and to promote new ways of developing service user care, taking account of national initiatives and practice standards.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Recognised professional Social Work qualification (Degree/Masters/Post Graduate Diploma/Social Work fast track qualifying programme)
  • Must be registered.
  • Car driver with full UK licence. Ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide.


  • Proven knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors.
  • Knowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of key children’s agencies


  • Experience of identifying and assessing need, formulating and implementing effective social work interventions in partnership with children and families
  • Experience of recording, summarising, analysing and evaluating complex information
  • Experience of social work with children and families, building effective helping relationships and overcoming challenges in doing so.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to use a variety of IT devices, systems and databases.
  • Ability to maintain high quality records, writing clear, concise, child-centred reports and plans
  • Ability to create a rapport and build relationships with children/young people and their families using a person centred, strengths-based approach
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, be accountable for managing own caseload andwork to tight deadlines and targets
  • Ability to thrive in a complex, fast paced and demanding environment.
  • Ability to lead, chair or participate in a range of multi-disciplinary meetings.


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Job Ref: CCC (HQ) CCC16877
Social Worker - Family Safeguarding
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: CCC (HQ) CCC16877
Social Worker - Family Safeguarding
Client Category: Local Authority

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