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Social Worker – Children Services – Oldham

Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK Temporary, Full Time £33 - £33 per hour

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

This requirement is for two agency Social Worker’s to join their Children Services. 

  • To have a responsibility for a caseload, including undertaking assessments, developing Care & Support Plans, and revising them as appropriate once they are implemented.
  • To improve life opportunities for Service Users, Carers and Families using social work methods and models.
  • To continue to develop professionally, and be accountable for the delivery of, and promote, social work good practice.

Oldham is a great place to live, just a short distance from Manchester city centre and the beautiful countryside of Saddleworth. Oldham Council are an employer with a clear and strong set of values and behaviours. 

If you work for them you can expect:

  • One of the most effective inductions in the industry
  • Access to Reflective Supervision and relationship–based therapeutic group supervision
  • Clearly defined Practice Standards and Manager’s Standards
  • Effective and supportive line management
  • Manageable caseloads
  • The right technology to do the job

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.
  • Have the ability to 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.
  • Have the ability to write clear, concise and robust reports.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and working hours when the need arises.


Contracts are generally full-time and normally offered over a 3 month period before rolling on for another 3 more months at a time.

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 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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