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Ashberry Recruitment are currently recruiting for a number of agency Children Service Social Workers to join our client, Wigan Council.
This requirement is for a number of Social Workers to join their Duty Team, based normally out of their Wigan WN1 1NJ office.
The Duty Team Social Worker is responsible for the completion of Child and Family Assessments and Section 47 enquiries, including attendance at strategy meetings.
Social Workers will be expected to undertake some Child in Need work. The transfer points for the team include at first CiN meeting for complex CiN work, ICPC and at First Hearing.
Accordingly, Social Workers will be expected to prepare Initial Conference Reports and on occasions initiate proceedings and complete the Social Work Evidence Template.
The teams are managed by a Team Manager and supported by an Advanced Practitioner. The teams have seven Social Workers and accordingly there is a good level of management support and oversight.
A monthly supervision policy is in place and practitioner are expected to prepare in advance for supervision.
An experienced Social Worker can expect to have no more than twenty-five children on their caseload. There is an expectation that assessments are completed efficiently are based on robust and proportionate information and sound analysis. Signs of Safety is the underpinning practice operating model.
During Covid, agile working has been implemented with staff working from home. All visits are risk assessed to determine the appropriate method of contacting and working with children and their family.
Post is full time, but part time will also be considered.
Interviews will be held remotely/virtually.
Ashberry Recruitment would ask that applicants meet the following:
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.