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Qualified Social Worker - Children's Locality Team

  • Location

    Wigan, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £35 per hour + Depending on Experience

  • Contact:

    Joe Hilton

  • Contact email:

    joe@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    35

  • Salary low:

    35

  • Job ref:

    JOE_1625042186

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-30

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Qualified Social Worker - Wigan Council - Children's Locality Team - Up to £35ph!

We are looking for creative and knowledgeable social workers who are able to support our most complex families supporting them through effective intervention, direct work and assessments in line with children who are being worked at threshold of child in need, Child protection and children who are being supported through Care proceedings. We are looking for passionate and dedicated social workers who have insight in working within these areas and who we would love to have as part of our teams.

About You:

You will have two years statutory social care experience either in Duty and Assessment or a locality team, be an excellent communicator who understands the value and importance of integrated working. You'll be a strong team player who is used to working in a person-centred way, allowing you to be efficient in time management, report writing, completing assessments and providing both written and verbal evidence in care proceedings. You will have a holistic approach to work, with a keen focus on reducing inequalities and supporting individuals to develop their resilience and improve outcomes.

You will be HCPC registered and have a thorough knowledge and experience of legislation, statutory guidance and regulations relating to children in need of support or protection. You will also need to have experience of safeguarding and court work.

Your Role:

The Locality social work team at Wigan Council are currently looking to recruit social workers within the service. There are vacancies across different bases; covering the breadth of the Local Authority, working within locality social work teams who manage a range of cases to ensure the best possible outcomes for both children and their families across the borough.

You will be working in a busy and friendly team and will work predominantly with children in need, child protection, care proceedings and private law applications, working on a longer-term basis with children, young people and their families, providing help and support to help families make effective change.
You will ensure the delivery of a high quality and effective social work service to facilitate, empower and promote independence, strengths and assets of both individuals and local communities. You will work in partnership with children, young people and parents, some of whom can be difficult to engage.