Qualified Social Worker – CLA

Qualified Social Worker - CLA

Posted 4 weeks ago


Qualified Social Worker – CLA
Location: Merseyside   
Pay rate:  £37 per hour
We are looking for experienced and passionate Qualified Social Worker to work in Children Looked After Team based in Merseyside. In this role you will be committed to providing an effective child centred service to children in need of support and protection. You will do this by contributing to service strategies, policy and procedures as required.  

This team  works directly with children and their families whilst also partnering with agencies including the police and health to ensure the best possible outcome with sustainable positive change. The service ensures a strong link with our Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help colleagues to promote local community support for children and families when social care no longer needs to be involved.

This local authority offers
Average case load in CFC 16 children

  • One paid annual leave day every 3rd week on top of the £37.22 pay with this is therefore around £42ph
  • The same support as any permanent member of staff, via training and supervision (including Signs Of Safety training)
  • FREE Parking
  • FREE tea and Coffee
  • Hybrid working – 2 days in the office
  • 1 in 5 duty weeks for allocations
  • Teams each have 6 social workers, and a Team Manager. You will be supported to develop a relationship with your manager, have regular supervision, support from our Practice Development Team, excellent training opportunities and access to tools and resources to assist in your day-to-day work.

Working in accordance with social care legislation and local government requirements, informed by the values and principles of social care; you will be supporting in the delivery of person centred, safe and effective social care services. Using your professional knowledge and experience you’ll make assessments and decisions about the most appropriate interventions. Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you’ll establish and maintain relationships with service users and other agencies to ensure services meet identified needs.

You’ll be committed to ensure positive and sustainable results of your interventions. Using best practice, you’ll strive to provide the best outcomes for children. Most importantly however, you’ll have a passion for supporting children and their families to ensure that they thrive and flourish. Our priority is to protect the most vulnerable and to be as efficient as possible.

Perfect candidate will be:

  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
  • Experienced in working with children and families including those from vulnerable groups.
  • Creative, flexible and forward thinking in approach.
  • Knowledgeable of Child Protection legislation and understanding of child protection issues.
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children.
  • Able to use excellent mediation and negotiation skills on behalf of service users.
  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
  • 4 Years plus Qualified

In this role you will:

  • Use skills, knowledge, and experience to make full assessment of risks protection and social care needs.
  • Manage an agreed case load.
  • Use specialist communication skills to achieve optimum outcomes for service users.
  • Devise individual care plans, taking account of diversity and promoting dignity and empowerment.
  • Offer advice and support to unqualified staff and students to assist development.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-

  • A Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.

This role is ideally located for those travelling from Liverpool, Birkenhead, Widnes, Sefton,  Warrington, Wirral, Huyton, Wallasey, Wigan, St Helens, Southport, Ormskirk, Preston Skelmersdale and Knowsley.
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this is not the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO (Independence Reviewing Officer), BIA (Best Interest Assessor), MASH, LAC, Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.