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Social Worker – Children With Disabilities

Lancashire Temporary, Full Time £24 - £37 per hour

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

This requirement is for a number of Social Workers to join their Children with Disability Inclusion Service, based within one of the following Lancashire districts, North, South or East.

 

Lancashire County Council’s Children with Disability Team is a progressive and innovative place to work for embracing strengths-based approaches and in depth multi agency working, always determined to achieve the best for the children and families they support.

They have a range of exciting opportunities available across their social work team as they have finalised the new Children with Disabilities structure, working with positive changes and developments in the service.

The Children with Disabilities team is a specialist service holding a variety of experts in managing children with complex needs.

They require support from agency social workers to support the teams in transitioning to the new structure whist an external recruitment drive is ongoing.

Social work is both challenging and rewarding, but to ensure it is more rewarding and you are able to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. Within the Inclusion Service, the Children with Disabilities social work team is a generic team offering a wide range of experiences and social work practices and the opportunity to make a real difference through supporting children and young people with disabilities and their families.

They strive towards workers having a more manageable caseload, offering the best training and support and increasing the range of services we offer to ensure their Social Workers make a positive impact on a daily basis.

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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