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Social Worker – Supervising Social Worker – SSW – Trafford

Trafford, Greater Manchester, UK Temporary, Full Time £19.98 - £25.02 per hour

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

This requirement is for an agency Supervising Social Worker to join a Family Placement Team

You will be responsible for supervising foster carers to enable them to develop skills and build resilience. You will also be involved in preparing annual reviews, assessing new applicants and be involved in the matching of children to new placements. You will have proven assessment and organisational skills as well as the ability to communicate well and to work in a team to innovate and develop creative solutions for children and families.

Our end client require:

· A sound working knowledge of relevant legislation and an insight into the issues faced by looked after children.

· Strong communication and assessment skills.

· An ability to forge effective working relationships across agencies

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centered and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture.

Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things at Trafford Council. 

This is a full time requirement [36.24hrs], 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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