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Leeds City Council -Social Worker- Children Team

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £24 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    3 days ago

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Our client Leeds City Council is looking for a Advanced Social Worker to join their Children Team.

Job Overview: To be responsible for a complex caseload which includes the assessment of needs and management of risk regarding children, their families and carers. Maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required and if required, give evidence in court in relation to care or other proceedings. Contribute to planning and developing of future services and policies and promote innovative ways of developing support to service users. Supervise students and develop the practice learning setting. Give guidance to trainees, support staff and social work assistants as required.


Carry out the role and responsibilities of key worker for a caseload which will include complex and statutory work.

Undertake assessment, planning and reviewing of work concerning children in need, children subject to child protection plans and children who are looked after in care.

Working restoratively to develop and maintain effective relationships with children and young people, their families and carers to achieve positive outcomes.

Participate in arrangements to receive, screen and respond to requests for service and referrals

Work with children and young people, families and carers to help them make informed decisions, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to service planning.

Where necessary work in the court arena with appropriate support to obtain and implement court orders

Plan and commission services and support for children, young people and their families

Contribute to the development of practice and services through participation in workshops, and consultations.

Undertake preventative work with families in order to reduce the need for children to become looked after in care.

Work with relevant agencies, including the convening and chairing of meetings.

Work to be undertaken with supervision and guidance from the Team Manager.

To undertake the Practice Educator Level 2 role and assess and manage the work of social work students.

Promote the right to advocacy to all children and young people on their case load, and offer full information on how to make complaints.

Being available for young people to contact and respond to phone calls/call them back promptly.

Make young people aware of whom they can contact outside office hours.

Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with Social Work England
  • ASYE completed

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

To be considered for this role, please apply with your CV on the social care team.

Remedy Social Care is a REC Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.