Childrens Social Worker [Oldham] #0008D5EC1

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


5 years reference, gaps in employment history checked, any relevant quals as per JDPS

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There’s never been a better time to join Children’s Social Care at Oldham:

In Oldham we have the highest aspirations to achieve the best outcomes for our children and families and to sustain them in their communities. We put their needs at the heart of everything we do, and we’re committed to providing our staff with the resources needed to work effectively with children and families, including reducing caseloads.

This has resulted in investment in more teams across a range of service areas and we’re now looking for motivated and ambitious individuals who share our aspirations to join us.

Situated in the heart of Spindles, the bustling centre of Oldham, our new building stands as a beacon of support and guidance, where the Duty and Advice Team will be based, ready to assist and advise those in need.

Here’s the role.

You will work as part of a co-located multi-agency team, which includes representatives from Greater Manchester Police, Health, Community Safety, Adult Social Care, IDVA and the Prevention Hub, this co-location enables more effective communication between partner agencies.  As a Duty and Advice social worker you will be required to respond to contacts made to the MASH in a timely way to identify and secure the most appropriate service to support and safeguard children and families.  As a Duty and Advice social worker you will communicate with families, partner agencies and members of the public members of the public and partner agencies to enable you to gain details and enable strong evidenced based decision making in line with our practice standards and statutory duties. You will have a good understanding of statutory social worker functions and be confident in making informed threshold decisions.

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 adults.
  • 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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