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Date Added: Tue 27/10/2020

Childrens Social Worker (AYSE)

Merseyside, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £18 - £22 / hourly

~ Children's Social Worker (AYSE) ~

Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside Liverpool City Council to provide them with a Newly Qualified Social Worker to join their Children Protection Service.

3 months agency contract which is likely to be extended on an ongoing basis.

Hours - 35 Hours per week.

Location - Liverpool,  L7 1PH.

Rate of Pay - £18 - £22 per hour - Negotiable depending on experience following a successful interview.

*** This is fantastic opportunity for a Newly Qualified Social Worker to take up their first contract within a local authority. (Previous candidates have gone on to secure permanent contracts upon completion of this, further demonstrating the opportunities at hand) ***

Main Purpose:

To contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Children's Social Care Service as part of a team responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young people continuously improving outcomes. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance and support, reflecting the function of the team and Children's Social Care in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.
  • Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
  • Be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence based tools, critical reflection and analysis to inform this.
  • Model critical reflection and evidence based decision making and support others in developing these.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities and the methods derived from them.
  • Identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Deliver protective and/or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. 
  • Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations. Model and help others develop communication skills
  • Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums and undertaking the role of Chair as required.
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with Children in Need, Child Protection and Care plans.

Job Requirements:

  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Reference contact details covering your last Five years of employment. (Names, Numbers and Email Addresses)
  • Enhanced DBS & Barred list check. (Children)
  • Social Work Degree.
  • HCPC Registered / Social Work England.

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