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Social Worker – Duty & Assessment

Blackburn, Lancashire, UK Temporary, Full Time £37 - £39 per hour

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

Our client require an experienced and Qualified Children’s Social Worker to work in their Duty & Assessment team on a full time basis.

Experience with the use of Protocol Liquid Logic and good IT skills are desirable.

Managers are easily available at this Local Authority and access to the newly built building is Covid Secure and open plan with meeting rooms on every floor.

During the current pandemic, there is a ‘bubble’ arrangement for staff in the department as per a rota with a mixture of working from home and in the office as required.

This arrangement may have some flexibility if needed but otherwise you will be required to follow the requirements to meet the service needs at this time. 

There is car parking directly behind the building and modern technology for social workers with provision of tablets, the use of SKYPE and Microsoft Teams.

They are also based a few minutes walk to the town centre shops and eateries.  

This is a full time Monday to Friday requirement [37hrs/week], on a on-going contract, with the potential to join the end client on a permanent basis if that is desirable.

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 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.

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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