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Safeguarding Caseworker

  • £170 - £182 per day
  • Aldershot, Hampshire

Safeguarding Caseworker

£170 - £182/Day Inside IR35

Aldershot, hybrid

6 Months

Clearance: Enhanced DBS

We are seeking a Safeguarding Caseworker for our Government client based in Aldershot. This role will be fully site based initially, but can work 2 days per week remotely once fully trained. The Safeguarding Caseworker role will be an initial 6 month contract, paying between £170 - £182/Day Inside IR35.

This role is inside IR35 - Due to the service of the role it will now be based on an Umbrella solution.

Clearance: Enhanced DBS

Role Profile:

  • This role requires Safeguarding Case Workers to be suitably qualified and expert practitioners in Safeguarding work, able to conduct child safeguarding investigations and confident in multi-agency collaboration whilst ensuring a child centred approach
  • Case Workers work collaboratively with customers including children, families, volunteers, and employees in the Army Cadets, and those representing other agencies including Social Services and Police
  • Case Workers provide safeguarding advice and support to others, and will handle a caseload of safeguarding cases, completing enquiries and make child centred decisions
  • When appropriate they will make referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service or equivalents. The role will involve leading cases across a wide geographical area
  • Work in a child centred way by promoting the wellbeing and safeguarding of children above other factors
  • Act as a point of contact out of office hours for safeguarding disclosures, concerns and referrals, providing experienced advice and guidance and sharing information with other agencies as vital
  • Attend multi-agency and internal meetings virtually and/ or in-person
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and other partners
  • Undertake enquiries and resolve suitability of individuals to remain in the Army Cadets
  • Lead safeguarding cases in line with national legislation, guidance and Army Cadet Regulations and Safeguarding standing orders
  • Utilise sound professional judgement to make decisions on safeguarding cases
  • Complete all vital documentation, ensuring full and accurate records are maintained
  • Submit appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scotland, or Access Northern Ireland
  • Participate substantially in regular professional supervision
  • Seek and engage with opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Understand and advise on the relevant data protection legislation and regulations, especially the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation, in relation to safeguarding casework
  • The ideal candidate will have experience of front-line child protection intervention and/ or risk assessment of perpetrators of abuse
  • They will also ideally have but are not limited to a Diploma, Degree in a relevant subject area, or experience as a Social Worker, Nurse, Police Officer, Youth Offending Officer or Probation Officer
  • If you don't think you fit any of this, if you have previous experience in a safeguarding children's role, or have sound knowledge of legal frameworks, we encourage you to apply.

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As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, Circle and our Client guarantees to interview all candidates who have a disability and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group.

Our client is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, they guarantee to interview all veterans or spouses / partners of military personnel who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where they have a high volume of ex-military candidates / military spouses or partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, they will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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