We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Social Worker to join our team based in Barnsley. You will be working on a full time, permanent basis (37 hours per week, Monday to Friday with some flexibility) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £28,672 – £42,821 dependent on qualifications and experience plus a company laptop and phone.
The Social Worker role:
You will be working with young people subject to or at risk of Contextual Safeguarding, including children and young people subject to Child Sexual Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation and children missing from home.
In Barnsley we take Contextual Safeguarding very seriously and have a dedicated resource to meet need and lead on this important area. You will have a protected caseload and have the opportunity to work intensively with young people, work closely in partnership with other professionals such as the police, health, education and with the wider partnership in terms of colleagues in communities and licencing etc. You will also offer advice, guidance and support to other Social Workers in their work with children and young people.
A Barnsley Child Exploitation Strategy is in place and our multi-agency’s (BSCP) Child Exploitation Subgroup (formerly Child Sexual Exploitation) is well embedded with core membership from all appropriate key stakeholders and which focuses on all forms of child criminal exploitation. Our workplan and objectives have been fully refreshed and a robust audit regime that is monitored and measured through the BSCP is in place. The workplan and strategy is designed to address child exploitation through contextual safeguarding in a coordinated robust manner and most importantly ensure that the voice of children and young people is at the centre of all we do. You will be supported in your role by a partnership committed to tackling Contextualised Safeguarding.
Skills and experience we’re looking for in our Social Worker:
– The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
– Experienced within the area of Contextual Safeguarding or be knowledgeable and have a thirst for learning very quickly.
– A passion for improving the outcomes for children and young people impacted upon by Contextual Safeguarding /CE/CSE.
Barnsley has been rated GOOD by OFSTED and we have high aspirations to achieve the very best outcomes for vulnerable young people residing in the borough. This means supporting Social Workers to develop excellent assessment and analytical skills, apply evidence-based interventions and develop the confidence and skills to make timely decisions and plans for young people that will achieve positive and sustainable outcomes for their future. If you feel you can make a difference in Barnsley we welcome your application.
Please Note: This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check. If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.
Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service. If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.
Closing date: Friday 23rd October 2020 at 23:59
To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now to become our Social Worker by submitting an application form today through our website
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