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Social Worker – Assessment & Safeguarding Service

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

Ashberry Recruitment are currently recruiting for a number of agency Social Workers to join our client, Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services require 2 x full time agency social workers to cover in its Assessment & Safeguarding Service in Blackburn.

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

The candidate must have a current Social Work England registration and be a car driver, with previous experience of the use of Protocol Liquid Logic an advantage but not essential.

Our client is looking for applicants with good communication skills and to be a team worker with the ability to work independently and manage a caseload effectively.

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

Post is full time, but part time may also be considered.

Interviews will be held remotely/virtually.

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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