Social Worker – Children’s
Are you looking to make a difference in Children's lives? Do you have social work experience of working within children's services?
Due to an internal promotion, we are assisting a local authority in Greater Manchester recruit to a 6 month temporary Social Worker vacancy within their Fostering service.
Your key responsibilities will include:
•You will work directly with children and their carers using a range of knowledge, skills and interventions as required, in accordance with statutory responsibilities to secure positive outcomes for children.
•You will build effective relationships with children, young people and their families enabling full participation in assessment, planning, review, and decision making.
•You will effectively manage a caseload, with varying degrees of complexity dependent upon skills and length of experience, with appropriate supervision, guidance, and support.
•You will work in accordance with national and local policies and procedures, and use the law, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions.
•You will prepare and producing a variety of high quality professional written documentation to required quality standards on behalf of the City Council.
•You will work with partner agencies and represent the Council at a range of meetings, proceedings and reviews as required. You will secure access to services, negotiating and challenging other professionals and organisations to provide the help required.
•You will provide support based on best evidence, which is tailored to meet individual child and family needs, and which addresses relevant and significant risks.
This is a fantastic and well ran service, where social workers thrive in their environment and have an opportunity to reflect upon and develop their practice regularly. You will be assigned all the necessary technology to help you work from home in the first instance with office working being considered later.
As the ideal candidate, you will:
- Be a QSW, registered with Social Work England
- Have previous experience working across children’s services
Benefits of working through Reed, include:
- Dedicated Recruitment Consultant/Talent Acquisition Specialist
- Aftercare service delivered by Candidate Care Team
- Free CV building and Interview support
- Free DBS checks
- Weekly payroll
- PAYE payroll option with additional benefits including holiday pay, healthcare, pension plus more
- CPD contributions
- Access to full UK jobs market with top tier status across many public and private sector clients
- Refer a Friend scheme and earn up to £250
- Supporting the Reed Foundation which has given £9.5m to charity since 2010
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