Are you looking for a better work life balance and to be paid more for doing so? Are you looking for a change in your current career? Why not relocate to the beautiful Channel Islands? If so, we want to hear from you as we are supporting the State of Guernsey in the Channel Islands to recruit social workers to support their Children and Families Children and Community Service Team on a permanent basis. The successful candidate can expect to achieve up to £53,166. Guernsey is renowned for its relaxed, high quality standard of living and a favourable work-life balance meaning you'd have access to: - A safe and stable place to live with low covid rates- High-powered "city" jobs without the downsides of commuting or inner city living- First rate education system and quality health care- Peter Port, one of Europe's most attractive harbour towns- Breathtaking beaches, stunning cliff coastline and idyllic countryside- High quality restaurants- A strong sense of community- 45 minute flight from London Benefits of working for Guernsey include: - A higher salary than available in mainland UK.- A flat rate 20% income tax regardless of salary.- No Council tax or VAT- A relocation payment of £5,000- Allowance for private rental accommodation- Removal Fees covered- Allowance for mortgage repayments on unsold property- House Purchase Grant of £8,750 to support buying your home in Guernsey JOB SUMMARY: The post holder will assist and contribute to the development and provision of an effective and integrated social work service to children with disabilities and additional needs. They will manage a caseload of disabled children as well as co-working with other relevant professionals and providing support and advice to other services working with disabled children. Act as a Lead Professional within the Team Around Child Model to ensure co-ordination of support for children with complex additional needs. The post will involve out of jurisdiction work. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The post holder will be based in the Child Development Service and will undertake, as required, social work led needs assessments within current service thresholds, in close liaison with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team. To ensure children's holistic needs are met by working closely with parents, carers, colleagues and other agencies, ensuring the child is central to all planning. To form positive working relationships with professionals from other departments and agencies. To prepare reports for meetings, reviews, panels and Court and to represent The Committee for Health and Social Care in legal proceedings. To maintain case recordings and file's in accordance with professional standards. To ensure that Legislation, Policies and Procedures in relation to disabled children are adhered to and to contribute to the development of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. To contribute to a positive culture within the Team that promotes mutual respect and good professional standards. * To participate in the Emergency Duty Service. To actively participate in the delivery of multi-agency training to enhance understanding of the issues for disabled children and their families. To undertake such other duties as may be determined by the Head of ServiceKEY CRITERIA: ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS A Professional Social Work Qualification CQSW, Dip SW, Social Work Degree or equivalent. Ongoing registration with SWE. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS Minimum of three years post qualifying experience with children and families with knowledge and understanding of relevant Guernsey Legislation. Experience of undertaking assessments, care planning, completing Child's Plan's and compiling court reports. Good presentation skills, especially with regard to presenting information at panels, meetings and in court. Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at all levels both orally and in writing with the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with people of all levels, including specialist communication skills and understanding. A thorough knowledge of The Children's Law 2008, particularly in relation to disabled children. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to improve your lifestyle! To submit your interest please apply to this job advert with your most recent CV, or alternatively contact Leah Rowley on 0131 240 0887 / Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.