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Locum Social Worker - Specialised Children's Team

  • Salary: £32 per hour
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Date posted: 19-09-2017
  • Sector: Local Authority
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00002728_1505838135

Charles Hunter Associates are currently seeking an experienced Qualified Social Worker to join Kent Council's specialised Children's team based in Sittingbourne.

The council has been rated 'excellent' by the Independent Audit Commission and prides itself on providing staff with consistent support and training and development opportunities.

A rent allowance of £125 per week is offered to candidates living away from home during the working week

Role & Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a varied Children & Families caseload including assessment, review and preparation of welfare reports and court attendance
  • Initiate and develop close working partnerships with statutory agencies, voluntary and private sector agencies, carers and those with parental responsibility
  • Inform, advise, counsel and support clients and carers, individually and in group settings, to relieve stress and modify attitudes of behaviour to meet the needs of the client.
  • Recruit, train, assess and support adoptive parents and foster carers to ensure that there is a suitable range of placements to meet the needs of children within the District and across the County and to facilitate the adoption and fostering process

Why choose Charles Hunter Associates?

  • Your own dedicated specialist consultant
  • Access to the widest variety of social work jobs across 180 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
  • Prompt and reliable payroll which runs weekly
  • Free access to our online social work training portal with CPD materials - worth £500 a year
  • Competitive hourly pay rate of up to £32
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • £250 referral fee if you refer a friend or colleague looking for work

You must have:

  • HCPC registration
  • Clear, Enhanced DBS
  • Social Work Qualification
  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience

If you wish apply or would like a detailed Job Description, please contact Helen Rudd on 0118 948 5555 or hrudd@charecruitment.com. Alternatively, you can apply through the website. Managers are looking to interview shortly, so please do not hesitate to give me a call!