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Social Worker – Assessment & Safeguarding

Blackburn Temporary, Full Time £20 - £35 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are always recruiting for agency Social Workers across The North of England.

This requirement is for Assessment & Safeguarding Team Social Worker to join our client, Blackburn With Darwen Council.

This role is normally based out of their impressive, purpose built Duke Street offices.


Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services require full time agency social workers to cover in its Assessment & Safeguarding Service.

The role will be initially for 3 months then reviewed and likely to be extended 3 months at a time.

The candidate ideally will have at least 3 years post qualification experience in Referral and Assessment and/or longer term Safeguarding/CP/Court work within Local Authority frontline statutory social work teams.

The client asks that the candidate is a car driver, and ideally with previous experience of Protocol Liquid Logic being an advantage but not essential.

They are looking for persons with good communication skills and be a team worker with the ability to work independently and manage a caseload.

There will be both home-working and office-based working arrangements as per the service requirements so you will be required to work flexibly.

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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