Social Worker - Child Protection

Social Worker – Child Protection – Dorset

Role:  Social Worker
Location:  Surrey
Team: Child Protection
Pay:  Up to £42 per hour
Contract:  Full Time Locum Contract

Looking for a new step in your social work career with a role that brings true fulfilment and the chance to make a significant impact in the lives of children?

Join the dedicated Child Protection team in the scenic County of Dorset and become an integral part of a community that values the safety and well-being of its youngest members.

- Engage in meaningful work that safeguards children and supports families
- Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals
- Receive comprehensive training in motivational interviewing techniques
- Enjoy a supportive team environment that fosters personal and professional growth
- Contribute to a positive and kind-hearted work culture
- Work in the picturesque coastal region of Dorset

Key Responsibilities:
- Hold and manage a caseload of child protection and complex CIN cases
- Prepare for and attend court, providing expert testimony and thorough documentation
- Lead practitioner in child protection cases, ensuring the safety and well-being of children
- Work collaboratively with adult practitioners and other professionals as part of our multidisciplinary teams
- Address extra-familiar risks and harms, ensuring a comprehensive approach to child protection
- Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to engage with children and families effectively

Qualifications and Experience:
- A bachelor's degree in social work or equivalent
- Registration with Social Work England
- An enhanced DBS check is required
- Proven experience in child protection, court work, and working within multidisciplinary teams
- Ability to work with a positive outlook, demonstrate kindness, and thrive as part of a friendly and supportive team

This role is not just a career move; it is a calling for those who are driven by compassion and the desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable children.

If you possess the qualifications and resonate with the values of kindness, teamwork, and a positive outlook, then this is the moment to step forward and shape the future of child protection in Dorset.

To apply, please submit your CV detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

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Interested in learning more about the Social Worker role in Dorset? Contact Fred Thomas  at 01635 226350

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