Peterborough City Council
Qualified Social Worker
Assessment Team (£42ph Ltd)
I have an exciting opportunity to join Peterborough City Council's assessment team. They are a supportive and proactive service who deliver the best services to the most vulnerable children and families in the city.
Allocated social workers in the Assessment Service will investigate concerns regarding a child or young person's safety or well being, make an assessment of the risk and protective factors in the family and decide on the most appropriate course of action. A key part of the role entails building effective relationships with children and families and working collaboratively with our partner agencies.
You would undertake visits to children and families and complete assessments and direct work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
Duties will include: Having strategy discussions, safety planning, completing Section 17 Single Assessments, Section 47 Enquiries, Initial Child Protection Conferences, initial Child in Need meetings, private court work including Section 7 reports, presenting cases to Legal Panel, Public Law Outline letters and initial meetings, family network meetings, viability assessments, applications for court orders including Emergency Protection Orders and Interim Care Orders, and accommodating children with foster carers and connected persons.
The benefits of working for Peterborough Assessment Service-
- We operate a 3 week duty rota, and therefore as a team you are only on duty, receiving new work, once every 3 weeks
- Each team has an Advice and Information Officer, Children's Social Care Practitioner and access to a dedicated business support team to assist Social Workers in their role.
- We have excellent office facilities and have adapted a hybrid model of agile, flexible working, including both home and office working.
- Manageable caseloads
There has never been a better time to work for Peterborough council. An explosion of growth is taking place which will benefit everyone who lives, works and spends time here.
Peterborough's new university opened its doors last year, with phases two and three in progress, and a new government hub at Fletton Quays opened its doors earlier this year, with a Hilton Hotel with rooftop bar opening soon.
Plans are afoot for many other city centre sites, including the railway station which the city council has received £48million from the Government's Levelling Up Fund to redevelop, and a new city centre hub and footbridge across the embankment, as part of a number of projects being funded by the Government's Towns Fund.
Peterborough's time really is now.
If you are interested in this role or have a colleage that you would like to refer and utilize our refferal scheme then please do not hesitate to get into contact.