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Experienced Social Worker (Level 3-4) – Emergency Duty Service

Summary

Our emergency duty service (EDS) sits within care and placement services in the family and children’s directorate and is comprised of approved mental health professional social workers, experienced social workers and support workers.

EDS undertake safeguarding investigations as well as providing statutory mental health cover for all out of hours’ mental health act assessments. We recognise that better outcomes are achieved through forward thinking, integrated working and building creative responsive services.

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About the role

Key aspects of the role will involve undertaking assessments and safeguarding investigations in relation to section 47, carrying out child protection visits involving the Police and health staff, where necessary, to ensure that children, young people and adults are protected from abuse/neglectful situations, and arranging for alternative safe accommodation, if required.

You will provide professional supervision and coordination of staff including domiciliary care, referral coordinators, crisis intervention service staff, EDS support and casual staff.

You will support the service manager and contribute in improving our performance and service delivery, and ensuring the needs of Wiltshire’s adults, children and families are met.

About you

Alongside your social work qualification, you’ll need to share our dedication to improving lives and have a clear vision for how to achieve that. In return, we’ll make sure you have all the support and guidance you need to deliver.

You will need the ability to risk assess in crisis situations, intervene in a customer focused way and identify outcomes which mean that the customers safety and dignity is safeguarded.

You must be qualified to a DipSW level or equivalent and be registered as a social worker with HCPC registration.

In addition, you will receive:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 17th December 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Helen James, Team Manager. Email: Helen.James@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01225 713951 or Zowina Green, Service Manage. Email: Zowina.Green@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01249 454633

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information

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