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Agency Social Worker – Duty & Assessment – Lancashire

Preston Temporary, Full Time £34 - £45 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are always recruiting for agency Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Social Work Practice and Team Managers along with Support Workers for Social Work Teams across The North of England.

This requirement is for an Agency Social Worker  to join our client Lancashire County Council within their Duty & Assessment Team.

What our end client says:

There are many benefits to working in Lancashire including, but not limited to:
  • Flexible Working TOIL (time off in lieu if working beyond your 37 hours)
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Family Friendly Employer (help to balance family commitments)
  • Travel benefits (mileage paid)

It is a really exciting time to work in Lancashire and our Children’s Services are progressive and innovative. We embrace strength-based approaches, are currently embedding a family safeguarding model of practice and offer a good work life balance.

Working with children and young people is both challenging and rewarding, enabling you to make a positive difference in their lives.

We understand the importance of our teams having the right support in place, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload.

We aim for caseloads to be between 15 and 22 (depending the function you are working in).

We pay your mileage and we have a time of in lieu policy.

We currently take a hybrid approach to our work; we mainly work from home but there are opportunities to come together as a team when required.

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 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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