Locum Social Worker - UASC

Posted 10 January 2023
Salary Up to £38.00 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineSocial Work
Contact NameJordan Peat

Job description

A Local Authority in South East England is looking for a Social Worker to join their Reception and Safe Care Service in Ashford

This is a Locum Social Work role.

Reception and Safe Care Service (RSCS) provides accommodation and support to newly arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Kent.

The key to success in this role is to have skills and experience in age assessment practice so that proportionate and robust decisions can be made when a child's age is disputed by the Home Office or significant concerns are raised by other professionals.

Above all, you'll be focused on helping unaccompanied asylum-seeking children begin to navigate a pathway to resettlement in the UK.

Benefits for you as an UASC Social Worker:

  • Competitive Pay Rate: £38.00
  • Work for a "Good" Ofsted rated Authority
  • Hybrid working available
  • Easily accessible via car or public transport

Your skills and responsibilities as UASC Social Worker:

  • High-quality initial assessment service to newly arrived unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
  • You will have a clear focus of those in need of protection and the wider safeguarding agenda
  • High quality social work practice and collaborative working with local partners.
  • You will work closely with your colleagues and partner agencies to deliver and improve services for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the Service and across Kent.
  • Age assessments
  • You will be able to evidence good leadership skills and a proven track record for delivering good outcomes for children and young people.

Requirements of you as UASC Social Worker:

  • A recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
  • A valid Social Work England registration
  • Have competent knowledge and experience in UASC, CP, LAC
  • A valid UK Driving Licence and vehicle is required

Location: Ashford, Kent

Umbrella pay rate: £38.00

PAYE payment options available also

Please follow the instructions on this website, or alternatively contact Jordan Peat on 0118 948 5555 or email jpeat@charecruitment.com for further details and please do be sure to leave your contact details

If this role isn't what you are looking for, but you are looking to make a move within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities!