Parent and Child Assessing Social Worker

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Kent

To £48,000 FTE

An established and “outstanding” rated Parenting Assessment Service is looking for an Assessing Social Worker to join their team supporting and assessing parent and child placements within their residential unit in the Thanet region, Kent.



You will be responsible for examining and observing the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and will be key in helping make sound recommendations around future planning



This role offers part time or full time working opportunities –either  3 / 4 / 5 days / per week



Brief overview of responsibilities:


  • Carrying out court directed assessments within controlled time frames
  • Undertaking ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.
  • Building appropriate professional working relationships, working in partnership with families advising and supporting parents in the care of their child(ren)
  • Maintaining a consistently high level of observation, recording, interaction, communication and assessment of families interaction, need, parental motivation and daily events within the Unit
  • Liaising with other professionals and providing timely and detailed records as required
  • Attending meetings and participating in and producing progress reports
  • Attending court and giving evidence as required
  • Supporting the Unit Manager in the supervision of a team of support workers


You will be / have:


  • A qualified social worker
  • SWE registered
  • Prior experience of working within child protection
  • Experience of writing parenting assessments (ideal not essential)
  • A car owner / driver



This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly stable service and staff team, with excellent management support and the stability of a long-term staff team where there is minimal turnover.


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