Job Description

Experience Social Workers for First Response Teams:

First response team:

This is a strength based intervention team which is responsible for providing the assessment of need/risk and ensuring there is a timely and effective plan in place for children and families.

This team has case holding responsibility for children in need, there is also responsibility for initiating child protection procedures and initial care proceedings when needed as well as managing private law. There is a need for strong multi agency working to ensure clear and robust step down to Early Help when a case no longer meets CSC threshold.

As a busy locality team each social worker is expected to respond to duty matters on a rota (one office based duty day per week) and to undertake multi agency section 47 enquiries / risk assessments.

Flexible working:

Rochdale like to offer a good work life balance. There are flexible working conditions still in place where workers will be able to work from the office and from home. There is an expectation to work from the office at least 2 days per week, including one duty day.


Each team is made up of one PM, one AP and 7 Social Workers. Workers would be part of an experienced existing team, with support from their permanent Practice Manager and AP.  There will be regular supervision and peer supervision.

Additional Benefits:

• Located in modern open plan office within Rochdale town centre
• Induction and training opportunities will mirror that of the permanent workforce
• Regular supervisions and peer supervisions
• Frist week will be spent in induction, training and you will be eased into your caseload
• Flexible working – 2 days office & up to 3 days per week at home
• Full time or condensed hours on offer
• Ideal candidate will be a driver, but we could consider a non-driver if living locally
• Caseloads mid 20’s-30
• Evidence of agency progression within Teams
• The rate of pay is up to £38 PH

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**