Children's Social Worker (x3 roles)

Omega Plc

Children's Social Worker (x3 roles)


Omega Plc, Benhilton, Sutton

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 6e413002279443beabdd2d0f6a44ee1c

Full Job Description

As a social worker in the London Borough of Sutton, your role will be to act as an officer of the Local Authority and execute statutory functions to ensure that individuals are safeguarded and supported to achieve positive outcomes.
You will work in partnership with people, other professionals, and agencies, intervening to safeguard individuals, promote social change, maximise independence, and provide appropriate information and advice about the third sector and universal services that support positive outcomes.

You will possess the ability to apply professional curiosity, use social work theories and knowledge to formulate and test hypotheses, and reach a professional judgement and decision. You will produce high-quality professional documentation relevant to your service area and be able to prioritise your workload and work within the defined timeframe.
Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to the role, and you will be required to effectively balance the protection of individual rights with the need to use professional authority and accountability to safeguard vulnerable individuals. You will uphold the profession and act as a representative of the Local Authority in various forums.

Must haves:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years UK experience working as a qualified social worker

  • Post-qualified experience (min 2- years)

  • Social Work England registration

  • HCPC registration

  • Eligible to work in the UK

  • UK state registered degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW., Requirements A bachelor's degree or higher in Social Work and registration with the relevant professional regulatory body are required. Knowledge of the legislative frameworks governing child and family social work is essential, as is experience working in a statutory setting. Understanding the impact of different parenting styles on child development and the development of resilience in the face of loss, change, and uncertainty is crucial. Some experience working in a childcare setting, either through student placement, voluntary work, or paid employment, is preferred. Additionally, the ability to assess risk and need, plan and review outcomes, and work with service users who exhibit challenging behaviour is necessary. The ability to recognise signs of various forms of harm to children, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect, as well as the consequences of cumulative harm, especially in terms of early indicators of neglect, is

  • essential. This role also requires strong communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to use technology effectively. The ability to build and maintain relationships in challenging situations such as those involving resistance to change, ambivalence, or selective cooperation with services is also necessary. The role requires excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands. Additionally, the ability to use strategies that promote professional resilience and self-management in challenging situations is important. The job involves working alone in a home environment where basic hygiene and safety rules may not be observed, and the unpredictability of the home environment can pose a potential risk of abuse and violence. It also involves working closely with individuals who have experienced all forms of child abuse, which can be emotionally challenging and distressing. Due to the experiences and emotional state
    of service users, who may be anxious or distressed, the post holder may face significant verbal abuse, aggression, and other anti-social behaviours from service users and members of the public regularly.

    Omega Recruitment Bonus Permanent roles £1500

    For permanent Social Worker roles, the £1500 recruitment bonus (paid after 12 weeks in the role) will be offered to successfully employed candidates.
    End Client : Welcome Bonus £1000.00
    Social Workers receive a Welcome Bonus of £1000 paid in your first month salary followed by a
    = £2500 Bonus
    End Client : Retention Bonus
    Retention Bonus of £1000 after your first completed year of service, a retention bonus of £2000 after your second completed year, followed by a retention bonus of £3000 every completed year thereafter.

    Please note that any additional remuneration received is subject to taxation (income tax and National Insurance). The final amount paid would be net after deductions for income tax and National Insurance obligations.