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Social Worker – Supporting Our Children Team

Blackpool, Lancashire, UK Temporary, Full Time £38 - £38 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Qualified Social Worker to join our client, Blackpool Council as an Agency Senior Social Worker.

As a senior Social Worker within Supporting Our Children you will be responsible for providing a high quality service to Our Children.

Our client are keen to recruit senior social workers who are experienced in court proceedings and working with families subject to care proceedings.

As a senior you will hold a small caseload of proceedings whilst also supporting, mentoring and coaching less experienced staff through this area of work.

You will have an understanding of the lived experience of children in our care and legislation around this to ensure you are fulfilling your corporate parenting responsibilities.

In addition to the court work senior social workers within this service will look at the longer term plans for our children considering whether it is appropriate to seek discharge, sgo or maintain a longer term placement.

  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 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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