Job Description

PART TIME – 4 DAYS 29.5hours

The social workers based in schools project (SWIS) is looking for an experienced social worker, preferably with two years experience post qualification. Must be a car driver, with business insurance this is an essential requirement. Clear enhanced DBS and registered with Social Work England. This is a part time, 4 day 29.5 hours per week role, with flexible working, however there will be a requirement for the worker to be based within the school for some of the working week. It is essential to have excellent assessment and report writing skills as there will be a variety of cases ranging from child in need, child protection through to care proceedings.

Building positive working relationships between, children, families and young people is key to this role. as well as building relationships between social care and education. By being based within the school you will also offer support and advice to the designated safeguarding leads and signpost them to the relevant services, whether that be within the early help sector or within the statutory social work processes. The aim of this swis social work project is to prevent cases from escalating, by being based within the schools and having the time to complete meaningful work with children young people and their families.

○ Carrying out assessments in line with local authority procedures.
○ Working with the Youth Offending Team to support children who are involved in
antisocial or criminal behaviour, if applicable to the specific school.
● Although the role of social workers in schools is not early intervention, in order to
achieve the best outcomes for children, social workers are encouraged to work with that
child in the context of their family and wider community. These broader ways of working
can be at the discretion of the local authority but not at the expense of statutory social

● Examples of this preventative work includes:
Working together with the school to build better relationships with families and better understand their needs. This may also lead to families having more clarity of potential concerns and the decision to refer to Children’s Social Care if needed. Families would also receive advice and information around this process to support collaborative working.
○ Working with feeder primary schools that siblings attend or multi-agency working to support an integrated family approach.
○ Providing an educative component, where the school learns from the social worker’s expertise in terms of safeguarding issues and referrals for example. This could happen through the school welcoming and encouraging the social worker’s input in relevant meetings such as inclusion meetings.

Flexible working home and based in the school

easily accessible

case load protected, as a SWIS social worker maximum 20 children per case load.

regular supervision

regular training offered to agency staff to ensure CPD requirements are easily met.

What's on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

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
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**