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Qualified Social Worker - Children and Families Team

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    Devon, England

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    Social Care

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    Up to £40 per hour + Negotiable

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    Joe Hilton

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    8 days ago

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Qualified Social Worker - Devon County Council - Children's Services - £40ph + £150pw Expenses!

Full Time experienced Social Workers required in Exeter, Devon for Children and Families Teams working with child in need, child protection and court case. Caseloads are low, at 18 (depending on complexity) and all caseloads above 18 will be reviewed regularly by senior management.

They are friendly and supportive team, with management presence for any assistance 5 days a week. The team covers a rural location, and so must be able to drive and have access to their own car. Remote working available, however must be able to complete visits 3 times a week and be present in the office when necessary.

Up to £150 per week accommodation allowance to those working in Children and Families, P&T, subject to the following criteria: o This is paid on a reimbursement basis - VAT receipts must be provided to evidence expenditure. o The candidate must be currently based at least 50 miles, one-way, from the proposed work base.

Devon is a mostly rural county, and as our localities cover a large area and accordingly our candidates can be expected to travel some distance between visits. In some areas, candidates will not be able to rely on walking, cycling or public transport to make visits.

We therefore require candidates to have access to their own suitable transport, subject to reasonable adjustments that may need to be made in line with the Equality Act 2010. Exeter is a vibrant, thriving city in Devon, that has easy access to miles of coastline, glorious beaches (not just for sunny days) and the open moorlands where you can lose yourself on secluded walk before stumbling across an amazing pub. Social Work in Exeter is as diverse as the city.

There are pockets of poverty and social deprivation, many families are struggling with the impact of the pandemic, and there are increasing numbers of Young People going missing where they are being exposed to criminal and sexual exploitation.

As a Social Worker, you will be working with children and their families to enable them to strengthen their support networks and to help them to find the solutions for their family. The focus of your work with be restorative - using your relationship with the family to support positive and sustained change, empowering families to change using their own skills and strengths to address difficulties that they experience.

You will be part of a supportive team, where you receive regular individual and group supervision and will have Family Practitioners working alongside you in your work with families. We also boast an award-winning Family Group Conference Service and have a supported Early Help process to enable families smooth transition from statutory services.

You will also have access to our case progression managers who support with your PLO work and access to training via our Academy. Exeter Social Worker stated, "I feel privileged to have been so warmly recognised for my work", another social worker said I haven't been managed so well before, supervision was always regular and a collaborative affair.

If you want to work in a supportive environment where you will be able to make real, life changing and long-lasting differences to children's lives come for an interview and meet the Exeter team.

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier to numerous local authorities throughout the UK giving us access to jobs before other agencies.
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Option to be paid on either Wednesday or Friday.

*Terms & Conditions apply

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

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.