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Agency Social Worker – Long Term/Looked After Children Team – Children Services

Blackpool Temporary, Full Time £38 - £41 per hour

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

This requirement is for an Agency Social Worker to join our client Blackpool Council within their Long-Term Children’s Team.


What our client says:

£38 per hour for workers with 2 years’ experience or less

£41 per hour for workers with more than 2 years’ experience

Social worker required to work with children in the long-term care of the local authority.

Some of the work will be to potentially consider discharge or SGO so some experience of court statements/work but essentially experience of working with looked after children and young people and maintaining safe and secure homes that meet their needs.


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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