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Social Worker – Children Services

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

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

This requirement is for Social Workers to join their Assessment & Support Team.

Blackpool Council focus on safeguarding children and improving their outcomes, join them on our improvement journey.

Blackpool Council’s Assessment and Support Teams undertakes Child & Family Assessments, supports children & families via Child in Need Plans on a short term basis ensuring the partnership agencies offer ongoing Early Help Support.

The teams also undertake S7 private family court proceedings, Section 47 child protection enquiries and supports families to prepare for Initial Child protection Conferences.

At times the service commences Initial Care Proceedings to safeguard children in emergency situations and undertake joint assessments with Housing regarding young people who are homeless.

You will have the opportunity to develop trusting relationships with children and their families. Using Blackpool’s restorative and strength based co-produced Blackpool Families Rock approach we support families to have great outcomes and prevent children’s needs from escalating.

You will be supported to develop a relationship with your manager, have regular supervision, support from our Practice Development Team, excellent training opportunities and access to tools and resources to assist in your day to day work.

Blackpool Council ask agency applicants to be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Experience and demonstrable skills in engaging children/young people through a variety of direct work methods
  • At least 2 years’ experience within statutory children’s social work
  • Good understanding of safeguarding children processes
  • Experience of court work
  • Experience of managing a varied and complex case load
  • Ability to write concise, fit for purpose reports/court statements and ability to maintain up to date and accurate records.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience of inputting into children’s services data systems (Mosaic;ICS)
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and reflective.

Starts are available for ASAP and with Covid the role is currently offering a mixture of at home/remote/agile working.

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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