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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Constantine House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£29,055 - £32,233 pro rata
Job term:
Part Time
22.2 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
28 February 2019 01:00 PM
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Fixed term for 2 years.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join Suffolk’s new Multi-Agency Gangs Team.

You must hold a relevant Social Work qualification, be HCPC registered and suitably experienced.

This role offers a great development opportunity for an existing Social Worker looking for a new challenge.

Working in the new Multi-Agency Gangs Team provides practitioners with a unique opportunity to gain experience of multi-agency working, safeguarding and public protection, within one setting.

The role is a dynamic, varied, fast-paced and rewarding. You will be partly office based, but also working in the community delivering direct interventions. At times the work will be demanding and stressful, so resilience and a strong work ethic are needed to effectively manage the particular challenges of the role. However, the working hours are family-friendly and there will be a strong and supportive team ethos.

You will contribute to the development of this new and busy team, building on effective interagency collaboration and helping to develop quality of practice with the team. You will have strong, evidence-based assessment skills, proven analytical and critical thinking, and a sound working knowledge of safeguarding, risk management and Signs of Safety principles.

Core responsibilities include: 

    • Manage a small but complex caseload
    • Disseminate good practice/advice to other professionals within Suffolk
    • Undertake high-quality assessments and reports for individuals linked to gangs or county lines
    • Attend custody meetings for young people on remand / sentenced by the courts
    • Deliver direct interventions to assist young people to desist from offending
    • Deliver direct interventions with families to support and empower them to safeguard their children.

You must be able to travel to other parts of county.

Suffolk is committed to negotiating flexible working patterns where appropriate and secondments would be considered.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

For an informal discussion only, please contact Catherine Bennett on (01473) 260110.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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