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Social Worker - Children and Families Team

Job Type:
Temporary
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
South West
Location:
Portsmouth
Salary:
£35 per hour
Posted:
02/02/2018
Job Ref:
AOR68255

Social Worker - Children and Families Team - Portsmouth - £35 p/h          
  
Portsmouth is looking for an experienced social worker to fill a position within their Children's Safeguarding Team. 

This team is primarily Child Protection but would also include Children in Need and Looked after Children. Successful social workers will need to have recent involvement and experience within Children in Care, Child Protection Cases, Court Experience and recent assessment experience. They will need to have the ability to work as part of a team, applying judgement, knowledge and experience to develop effective plans for children. They will need to be creative, motivated and demonstrate capacity to manage competing priorities and work under pressure. Key responsibilities will be to work within statutory guidelines. They will need to be capable of assessing needs and plan and deliver focused interventions in a timely way. The team is supported by a well-established management team. 2 years minimum experience within a frontline role is required for application.

This is an opportunity to work within a small Local Authority. 
 
Benefits of the role:           
  • Competitive pay rates 
  • Long contracts available 
  • Well performing local authority 
  • Supportive team 
  • Good reputation 
  • Low staff turnover    
Duties will include:           
  • Conducting Core Assessments and work with children who are the subject of Child Protection Plans. While also taking on Court Work and manage cases where children are the subject of Care Proceedings.
  • Our work to safeguard children under the Child Protection or Court Frameworks requires staff who are skilled communicators and able to convey difficult information in clear terms to families, or describe complex cases and care plans succinctly in written form.           
You will have experience of:           
  • Working knowledge of the Children's Act 
  • Court Proceedings 
  • Child protection Care proceedings 
  • Attending Court & relevant reports 
  • Section 47s 
  • Core Assessments 
  • Child protection meetings 
  • Case conferences           
  • Cluster model of working, team is based alongside R&A, Early Help and CAMHS      
You will need to be:           
  • HCPC registered 
  • Eligible to work in the UK  
  • A full UK licence holder         
 Why Liquid Personnel?
  • New 'Faster Pay' service getting you paid quicker 
  • Twice Weekly Pay Roll 
  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • Networking opportunities at numerous candidate events
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place
  • “Find your own job” bonus  get £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Free social work training events and CPD webinars
Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.    

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 235 6996
Contact: Amy Ormand

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