Children' Social Worker (CiC) - Blackburn - 0004669E1

Blackburn with Darwen Children's Services are seeking a temporary agency social worker to cover in the Children in our Care Team to start in early June 2021.

The candidate will hold a current Social Work England registration and have at least 2 - 3 year post qualification experience, ideally in statutory front line social work with Local Authority/ies in looked after children team/s.

You will be a car driver and have good I.T. skills, with previous use of Protocol Liquid Logic system an advantage but not essential.

Essential qualifications:

• A recognised social work qualification ( MA/BA Social work, DipSW or equivalent)
• Social Work England registration

Essential skills:
• Ability to identify children in need and/or risk of abuse
• Ability to work as part of a team and have good communication skills.

• Ability to work across cultures
• Ability to be able to maintain accurate records on I.T. system
• Ability to manage a caseload and prioritise work
• Ability to undertake child protection enquiries and determine the needs of and level of risk to children
• Skills in communicating with parents, carers and children
• Knowledge and understanding of Looked After Children’s health and educational needs
• An ability to involve service users and professionals in a planning and review process.
• Ability to work flexibly in order to meet the demands of the job.
• Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement.
• This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Due to the sensitive nature of the duties of the post holder will be expected to undertake a criminal record check as part of the recruitment process.

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.


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