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Social Worker – Manchester – Duty and Assessment team – £37per hour

A Duty and assessment Social worker required to cover a recent vacancy within Manchester Council based in Harpurhey. You will work on a team with 1 Team manager, 2 Advanced practitioners and 4 social workers of varying experience.  You will be on duty week once every 5 weeks and in between duty weeks will be completing assessments of children to assess the risk for them and determine their level of need.
You will be expected to visit children regularly and be confident in engaging children to understand what life looks like for them.  Be able to co-ordinate and chair CIN meetings and strategy meetings in a timely manner and ensure we have a working plan for the child to reduce risk and access early support for children and families. You will be expected to adhere to timescales for children which includes seeing children in timescales and also completing assessments in timescales.  You will be on a supportive team and whilst the area has high demand caseloads on duty do not exceed 25.

Benefits of the role:  

  • Free parking
  • Supportive team and service
  • Access to training like permanent staff
  • Stable management team
  • Ofsted awarded ‘good’ authority
  • Receive regular supervision
  • Attend monthly group reflective supervision

As Social Worker you will be responsible for: 

  • When a referral comes in, the team conducts initial assessments to determine the level of risk and need for intervention. They evaluate the child’s safety and well-being.
  • Based on the assessment, the team decides whether the child requires further support, intervention, or statutory services. They consider factors like parental capacity, family dynamics, and any risks present.
  • If the child’s needs can be met through non-statutory services, the duty and assessment team refers them to appropriate community resources. They also signpost families to relevant support networks.
  • Completing Section 47 enquiries
  • When there are safeguarding concerns, the Duty And Assessment team initiates child protection procedures. This involves working closely with other agencies, professionals, and families to ensure the child’s safety.
  • The team collaborates with schools, health professionals, police, and other agencies. They attend strategy meetings, case conferences, and court hearings as needed.

What we are looking for in a Qualified 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 £500 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. 

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List. 

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Social Worker – Manchester – Duty and Assessment team – £37per hour

Job details
Sector: Childrens Social Work
Location: Manchester
Salary: £37 - £37 phr
Type: Temporary/ locum
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Social Worker – Manchester – Duty and Assessment team – £37per hour


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We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organisation (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List.

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