Social Worker Duty and Assessment
Sirona Medical's Social Work Department are recruiting for an Advanced Social Worker for the Duty and Assessment team. Duty and assessment team is the frontline, single point of contact for all incoming safeguarding concerns relating to young people within the catchment area.
Reports will initially come into the MASH service, and then be passed on to DAAT.
This service consists of 6 teams.
As far as service expectations go, CIN cases are expected to be visited within 5 days, whereas CP cases are expected to be visited within 24 hours, or same day if possible, and the service moves at pace to ensure every child is seen promptly.
This may sound daunting to potential candidates, however the team hopes to support candidates long term to have their ‘allocated area’ to work in, meaning they will only cover cases within a given geographical area Working ArrangementsThe team operates on a 6-week duty cycle, with candidates needing to be in office for a FULL week during their duty week, and to be local during visit time.
Aside from the on-site duty activity required during their allocated week, candidates can work remotely for the other 4 weeks.
For candidates remote working, they will be given a laptop as standard, but keyboards and extra screens can be provided for ease of working if required.
The service strives to fully support candidates to work from home/office in the best, most productive manner possible.
Condensed hours will be considered, but the candidate must still be able to commit to full time 5 days during their week on duty are able to work from home as much as they wish, except for when on duty/doing visits.CasesCaseloads are capped off at 35, with cases currently sitting at around 25-30ExpensesUp to £150 per week for candidates living over 60 miles away from the office To apply for this role you must have:A relevant Social Work qualification (BA/MA Social Work/DipSW or equivalent)Be Social Work England RegisteredBe eligible to work within the UKBe a car driver and have access to a vehicle Willingness to travel around the county