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Social Worker, Children and Families In Need

  • Salary: £28 - £32 per hour
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Date posted: 03-04-2018
  • Sector: Local Authority, Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00003898_1522772903

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking for a dedicated Locum Social Worker to join their Children & Families in Need Team. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to join a friendly and welcoming team who will support you in changing the lives of children and families.

What's on offer for a Locum Children & Families in Need Social Worker?

  • A competitive hourly pay rate of £28, however, they are willing to be flexible
  • A dedicated CHA consultant to aid you through the interview and onboarding process
  • The potential to move into a permanent role
  • Guaranteed weekly payments

What are the responsibilities as a Locum Children & Families in Need Social Worker?

  • You will be expected to undertake cases independently and demonstrating an ability to adapt the approach from first principles to deal with more complex or unusual case, assessing and managing risks appropriately.
  • Work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to help them express their needs and make informed decisions and contribute to service planning
  • Ability to summarise, analyse and evaluate complex information
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation
  • Ability to implement effective interventions with children and families
  • Ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy and the skills necessary to work with information management systems and produce good quality data in a variety of formats. The ability to work with word processing packages at a speed commensurate with the responsibilities of the role.
  • Ability to create a rapport and build relationships with children and parents/carers
  • Knowledge and understanding of statutory frameworks and guidance for children's social work
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work with children and families

What are the requirements for a Locum Children & Families in Need Social Worker?

  • A recognized Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW) with a minimum of 2 years' experience
  • A valid HCPC registration
  • Significant experience of working as a Qualified Social Worker within Children and Families teams
  • Experience within Court work and Children Protection Teams
  • As the Social Worker, you must hold a full UK Driving License and have access to a vehicle to travel to other areas
  • A current enhanced DBS

If you are interested in this application and wish to apply please follow the application instructions stated on the website, or alternatively you can contact Charles Hunter Associates directly and speak to Siobhan Veysey on 0118 948 5555.