Job Description

ROLE: Children’s Social Worker

CONTRACT: 3 months with potential to be extended

RATE: £20+ph umbrella tbc

QUALS: Social Work degree and SWE registration

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Manchester Local Authority are seeking experienced Social Workers to join their Locality teams in South, Central and North Districts of the city to complete Family and Friends Assessments in order to support children living within their family. this role also involves supervising and supporting the Connected Carers

This is a specific post which works across the locality teams where the aim is to place Looked after Children with family members. The role will require you to carry out viability and full assessments including Special Guardianship Assessments to determine the suitability of family members who are potentially capable of taking on the responsibility of caring for the child/children in question and supervising and supporting those carers who have been already approved.

You will be working in close proximity to the allocated children’s Social Workers who are based within the Locality service as to provide a seamless transition of cases and ensure that the child has a more holistic package of care where the professionals dealing with the case have a clear idea of the child’s situation and care plan.

To be considered for this post you should have experience in carrying out Assessments and previous court work.

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Hold professional responsibility for a case load of family and friends connected people
  • Work within tight timescales and court deadlines
  • Present cases to fostering panel
  • Supervise Regulation 24 and fully approved connected carer placements
  • Complete viability, regulation 24, fostering and SGO assessments
  • Complete Duty tasks including urgent and immediate assessments
  • Ensure each carers personal records are maintained within the required standards.
  • Manage a complex and dynamic case load.
  • Undertake home visits, assessment visits and reference visits.
  • Supervise and support Connected Carers

In addition:

  • Ensure that at all times you work with a commitment to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Participates in the organisations out of hours and/or duty rota
  • Attends meetings and team events as required
  • Participates in an annual performance review
  • Works in accordance with all the policies and procedures of the organisation, especially those relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding, fostering, observing at all times the strict rules of confidentiality appropriate to the role
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably requested of a Supervising/assessing Social Worker by a senior manager

About You

  • Dynamic, innovative, committed and passionate, you'll bring a good knowledge and skill-base to the challenge of working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Gained 2 years+ post qualifying experience in social work interventions that promote the safety and wellbeing of children
  • Be able to assess effectively, manage risk and plan in an outcome focused way
  • Be confident in delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families to secure positive outcomes for children
  • Able to integrate information and resources from other professionals and family members when undertaking assessments and interventions
  • Committed to your own continuous professional development and learning
  • Able to integrate systemic practice and strength-based approaches into your work
  • Able to work co-operatively and constructively and thrive in a complex environment.

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**