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Social Worker – Complex Needs Team

Trafford, Greater Manchester, UK Temporary, Full Time £30 - £30 per hour

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

The Complex Needs (children social care) Team provide social work services to children and young people with disabilities/complex needs and their families.

Trafford Council have an established multi agency and collocated team working closely with health and education providing short breaks, child in need family support, child protection and care proceedings.

The team works with a wide range of children and young people with disabilities across the borough up to the age of 18.

The service provides support to children with challenging behaviors, autism, moderate to severe learning disabilities, epilepsy, and complex health and physical disabilities.

The Complex Needs team supports children with to remain at home whenever possible and for as long as possible.

We require an agency Social Worker to provide a high quality social work assessment and planning. The candidate will take responsibility for child and family assessments, child in need planning, child looked after planning, child protection and care proceedings. Further, you will work with the Short Break Team to provide short break elements where required.

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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