Social Worker - Multi Agency Partnership

Reference: orbis/TP/819/8282

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Millmead, Guildford

Salary: £35,382 - £39,246 per annum

Application Deadline:05 May 2020

Important information regarding Coronavirus from Surrey County Council

Subject to the ongoing situation, it's essential that we continue recruiting safely. Therefore, interviews and communication will be virtual wherever possible and this will be communicated to you directly by the hiring manager.

Please also expect that advert closing dates and interview dates may change as required. We still continue to welcome applications for our current roles and wish you the best of luck with your application.

We would welcome applications especially for our most critical roles to ensure we're supporting our residents.

Role Overview

Children are at the heart of everything we do and over the last year we have been building a new approach to help support the children of Surrey.

We are looking for qualified Social Workers , to join our Multi-agency Partnership Hub (MAP), which is based within our Children's Single Point of Access. The MAP is a multi-agency team, consisting of Social Workers, Education Advisors, Police and 0-19 Public Health Nurses all co-located in Guildford. Together you will work in partnership to deliver the right help at the right time for our children, young people and families. The MAP is responsible for researching and analysing information about a child to understand the appropriate level of support required.

In this role you will be a key member of our Children-Single Point of Access and provide advice, guidance to referrers and partner agencies. You will explore whether threshold for services is met as defined in our Effective Family Resilience Threshold Guidance, or whether other available Preventative Services are more appropriate.

You will communicate effectively as part of a multi-agency team in matters where children may be in need or at risk of significant harm.

You will undertake enquiries within 4/8 hours in order to produce an effective analysis of needs and to evidence presenting risk factors and strengths.You will also contribute to the continued development of the Service through available opportunities and take responsibility for continued professional development.

Your development

The team is supported by strong management, regular supervision and a culture of learning and development; with opportunities to access a range of training activities.

Our Social Workers have a bespoke learning programme developed by the Surrey Children's Service Academy. You will have Continuous Professional Development and are supported to become Practice Educators with a clear Professional Development Pathway.

The Council has also invested in training staff in the Family Safeguarding model, Motivational Interviewing as well as investing in support to develop systems thinking in practice in Surrey. Your development will be supported by regular supervision and appraisal as well as a range of coaching, e-learning and other reflection and learning opportunities.

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