Senior Social Worker – Exploitation (Horizons)



Europe > England > West Midlands


Contract, Contract


Up to £29.93 per hour



Date Posted

September 14, 2021

Start Date


Applications Close

October 14, 2021

Job Description

Medicare First are currently recruiting for an experienced Exploitation (Horizons) Social Worker,

You will be a dedicated Social Worker, working on a temporary contract on a full-time basis alongside our Exploitation and Missing Team which was developed in October 2019.

You will be responsible for working with children and young people who go missing and are at risk of exploitation and to work with the transferrable risks and preventative elements for their sibling(s). You will co-work with Horizons (Exploitation) workers who offer intensive relationship-based practice and intervention with the exploited young person in the family.

We are looking for experienced Social Workers who have a sound understanding of processes relating to Child in Need, Child Protection and Looked After children, as well as contextual safeguarding relating to Exploitation.

You will be directly managed by a Team Manager within the Care Management Service in order for you to be provided with supervision lead by a Social Work Qualified member of the team. You will work well as a part of the team, supporting the positive changes alongside your colleagues, the Team Manager, Senior Horizons Worker and Exploitation Co-ordinator.

You will need to drive through the positive changes needed to reduce the risks of our highest risk exploited and missing young people. You will need to be able to undertake direct work, gather vital information, form risk assessments and safety plans and work well with our partner agencies, sharing important information at the right time to ensure the safety of our young people.

About you:

You will understand the needs of children and young people on a child in need, child protection and looked after children’s plan and have a passion to safeguard children.

You will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of safeguarding, services and related procedures, practice and policies, as well as a thorough knowledge of all associated legislation.

You will understand contextual safeguarding and how this change and evolves through the course of work with a young person and their family.

You will use your engagement skills to build rapport with our most difficult to engage young people to enable successful intervention and to ensure safety and minimisation of risks.

The ability to remain organised, formulate and maintain accurate plans, reports and records and the ability to meet deadlines is essential. Most importantly you will be child focused and be able to demonstrate this throughout your career.

We would like to be able to see you demonstrate that you can effectively co-work with others.

An Enhanced DBS is required for this position, plus a full driving licence and use of your own vehicle.