Childrens Social Worker – Rochdale #0008B8D81

Job Description

The following is essential criteria, please do not apply without:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Rochdale Family Support and Protection Service need enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to come with us on a really exciting journey to support our transition into a new way of working.

Rochdale is currently at the very start of an exciting transition into the family safeguarding model. To support us in this transition we need to establish multi-disciplinary teams where specialist practitioners are co-located with social workers under a unified management structure. This enables a multi-disciplinary whole family response through direct assessment. This is a really exciting time for Rochdale and we need Social Workers to support us in implementing this model.

In return for your commitment we can offer you the following:

  • A manageable caseload of between 20 and 23 children. As the service develops and we get more workers, we aim to get caseloads to 17 to support you in engaging in real direct work with children and families.
  • Flexible working patterns to fit around your family and personal life.
  • Regular reflective supervision with experienced managers
  • Access to our new and existing training opportunities which includes motivational interviewing.
  • A friendly modern and award winning working environment
  • Excellent agile working arrangements
  • A supportive and friendly team of Social Workers and Managers who love what they do!

Our agency workers are seen as an important resource for us and as such are given the same level of support and opportunities as our permanent staff.

We are looking for an agency worker who has experience in child protection work and care proceedings.
We are willing to offer above the standard rates for the right candidates who are able to demonstrate a level of experience and the ability to work with approach that we are taking

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

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

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