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Job Reference: 58382

Children’s Social Worker

  • BlackburnLancashire
  • £37 - £40 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Qualified Children’s Social Worker to join the Safeguarding/Court Team in Blackburn. This is initially a 6-month agency post with the possibility of placement extension. Experience of at least 2 years post ASYE is essential.

The role:

We are looking for a Qualified Children’s Social Worker to start an exciting new position withing the Safeguarding/Court Team. Blackburn’s Systemic Teams work cases from Assessment through to the conclusion of proceedings. You will hold a variety of CP, CIN and Court cases. Current average caseloads are 18. The team is made up of a TM, DTM, AP and 5 social workers in each of 8 sub teams within the Systemic Service Area. There are 2 Service Leaders above TM, and then Head of Service. Hybrid remote working is facilitated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake child and family assessments, in partnership with the Child, their parents or carers and other agencies, ensuring that the child and the child’s voice is central to the assessment, with appropriate consideration and analysis of risk.
  • Together with service user and/or their parents or carers, to produce an outcome focussed SMART plan, following assessment that will meet the needs of the child, safeguard the child and promote permanence.
  • To ensure that the views of children and young people are represented at each stage throughout the process.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Experience: Social work in childcare, including children subject to child in need plans/child protection plans/child looked after plans and care proceedings.
  • Qualifications: A recognised social work qualification (MA/BA Social work, DipSW or equivalent) and Social Work England registration
  • Compliance: Up to date Enhanced DBS, Right to Work in the UK, Registration with SWE.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w Monday to Friday

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