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Social Work Assistant – Northumberland – Locality Team

Liquid Personnel is currently recruiting for a Social Work Assistant to join a busy Locality Team based in Northumberland.

What’s in it for you as a Social Work Support Assistant?

  • Flexible working available
  • Long term contract
  • Supportive team and management

Your main responsibilities as a Social Work Support Assistant:

  • To contribute to the assessment of social care problems and support the development of care plans which address need, taking into account service user choice. This can include knowledge of daycare and other service provision within the area and parenting assessments. Documentation for planning must be evidenced on the current ICS system as well as paper files. This includes assessments for carers needs within the adult services.
  • To manage and plan your own work in an effective way as to allow the required monitoring and review of services delivered.
  • To carry a caseload of less complex problems are presented as described in the career grade document or child in need cases including services and to be able to manage this and plan the work to support the cases. Regular supervision with the Team Manager to review cases will be provided on a monthly basis.
  • To provide or assist in the provision of practical assistance, advice, signposting or support with recovery and advise service users, their carers and families on the caseload of other workers, subject to the agreement of the Team Manager. This would include supporting discharge of service users from hospital.

What we are looking for in a Social Work Support Assistant:

  • NVQ Level 3 in childcare/social care or equivalent.
  • In depth understanding of the Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures.
  • Understanding of parenting factors/abilities to undertake parenting assessments.
  • A good understanding of welfare rights/homelessness, benefits health issues and emotional well-being.

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • We will assist you from the initial phone call on-wards throughout the whole process
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Access to exclusive health and social care roles that aren’t available from other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive health and social care knowledge
  • Interview and coaching support
  • Pre and post placement support to ensure you’re happy in the role


Social Work Assistant – Northumberland – Locality Team

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Northumberland
Salary: £13.18 - £13.18 phr
Type: Temporary