Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

We are looking to recruit a qualified social worker to cover maternity leave, in the Leigh area of Wigan, based in the Town Hall. We are a small team comprising of social workers, social care officers, complex dependency workers and business support. You would carry a small case load of no more than 20 at any one time and would have regular supervision from your Advanced Practitioner as well as Peer support drop in sessions. We are a friendly team who work hard but also enjoy ourselves.

In the next 12 months, you will:

• Undertake person-centred assessments really getting to know the person you are with to co-create support plans using an asset-based approach to ensure outcomes are achieved.

• Be accountable for managing your case load in an effective, efficient, and timely way.

• Provide a high quality, responsive service in all areas using all appropriate methods of social work intervention within the agreed policies and procedures of the Council.

You will need to be able to :

• Support residents and their families through safeguarding processes, taking positive risks where appropriate

• Respond to the complex and challenging needs of the people we support.

• Be responsible for inputting up to date and effective record keeping and administration on the council’s case management system – We use Mosaic.

• Carry out work on the service Duty system as required; we have a rota.

• Ensure you operate within GDPR guidelines by regularly reviewing data held and destroying information in line with retention schedules.

• Be accountable for your own decision making and seek appropriate solutions to situations as they arise.

You must :

• Hold a relevant social work qualification and be registered with Social Work England.

• Have experience in the role as a Social Worker and a proven track record of success.

• Excellent knowledge and understanding of legislation, local government frameworks, processes, and procedures.

• To feel comfortable working with autonomy and have the skills and ability to interpret complex issues.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children’s
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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