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Agency Social Worker – Domestic Violence Independent Advocate

Oldham Temporary, Full Time £33 - £33 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are currently recruiting for a number of agency Children Service Social Workers to join our end client, Oldham Council.

This requirement is for a Social Worker to join their Early Help Service.

To act as an independent advocate to ensure that victims of domestic violence are at the heart of the service and the voice of the child is heard where domestic violence is a factor in their household.

To lead on the provision of high quality bespoke interventions for high and medium risk victims of domestic violence, using the Early Help Assessment tool in conjunction with the DASH risk assessment to determine need.

To support and develop all staff teams within the Early Help Service to be enable the delivery of domestic violence interventions for standard risk cases as part of the Early Help outcomes framework.

To lead on the development and delivery of training on all aspects of domestic violence and to provide specialist advice, guidance and training to staff of all disciplines within organisations within the Community Safety and Cohesion Partnership.

To promote and work to, the aims and objectives of the Domestic Violence Strategy.

Full time post 37 hours- initially for 3 months (likely to be extended via rolling/on-going contract)

Ashberry Recruitment would ask that applicants meet the following:

  • DIPSW or equivalent qualification in Social Work and will be registered with Social Work England as a qualified Social Worker.
  • Have a full driving licence and car available for work along with business insurance.
  • Have an enhanced and in date DBS certificate.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on the information available, ensuring effective relationships with other professionals.
  • Can work within and contribute to a team.
  • Possess knowledge of service needs for ethnic minority communities.
  • Have confident IT skills and be able to navigate an electronic file system.
  • Can write clear, concise, and robust reports.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and working hours when the need arises.
  • Contracts are generally full-time, but part time and flexible working hours may be considered. Contracts are normally offered over a 3-month period before rolling on for another 3 more months at a time.

With the current covid circumstances, there is home/remote/agile working available within a lot of these requirements along with suitable allocation of PPE.

Ashberry Recruitment have a team of specialist Social Work Consultants who are here to help you find your next contract and support you through your agency Social Work career.

Please contact Gavin our Senior Specialist Social Work Recruiter on 01282 525 510 or 01282 447729 should you like to discuss this vacancy or should you wish to discuss ANY other Social Work vacancies of any nature within the North of England and surrounding areas.

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