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Qualified Social Worker – Rochdale – Child Protection Team

Liquid Personnel is currently recruiting a Social Worker to join Rochdale Council’s Child Protection team. Rochdale Family Support and Protection Service need enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to come with us on a really exciting journey to support our transition into a new way of working.

Rochdale is currently at the very start of an exciting transition into the family safeguarding model. To support us in this transition we need to establish multi-disciplinary teams where specialist practitioners are co-located with social workers under a unified management structure. This enables a multi-disciplinary whole family response through direct assessment. This is a really exciting time for Rochdale, and we need Social Workers to support us in implementing this model.

Benefits of working as a Social Worker for Rochdale?

  • A manageable caseload of between 20 and 23 children. As the service develops and we get more workers, we aim to get caseloads to 17 to support you in engaging in real direct work with children and families
  • Flexible working patterns to fit around your family and personal life
    Regular reflective supervision with experienced managers
    Access to our new and existing training opportunities which includes motivational interviewing.
  • A friendly modern and award-winning working environment
    Excellent agile working arrangements
    A supportive and friendly team of Social Workers and Managers who love what they do!
  • Our agency workers are an important resource for us and as such are given the same level of support and opportunities as our permanent staff

Your Duties as a social Worker in Rochdale would include: 

  • 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.  To maintain up to date assessments, care plans and reviews. 
  • 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 Achieving Best Evidence interviews as required. 
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with Child Protection and Care plans.

What we are looking for in a Social Worker:

  • Social Work England registration
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK license
  • Post-qualified experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in Social Work 

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren’t available from other agencies
  • Free access to Liquid’s exclusive social work training and CPD portal
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

“Refer a Friend” bonus – get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place*

“Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us*

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes*

Abdiqain Ali
0161 235 6869

Qualified Social Worker – Rochdale – Child Protection Team

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Rochdale
Salary: £35 - £45 phr
Type: Temporary