Social Worker

27.00 - 27.00 GBP Hourly + GBP27.00/hour
21 Feb 2018
22 Feb 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
Search Consultancy Ltd is currently looking for a Social Worker to work on a Duty and Assessment Team in Stoke-On-Trent. This position is on a contract basis starting as soon as possible and is paying up to GBP27 an hour.

Objectives of the Duty and Assessment post:

To work systemically with children and families, undertaking assessments, evidence based interventions and providing effective help.

Main Duties within the Duty and Assessment Team:

* Ensure that the welfare of the child or young person is paramount at all times.
* Help families to keep their children safe and where this is not possible take appropriate action to safeguard them.
* Carry out assessments within government and departmental prescribed timescales and standards, as required by the Practice and/or Principal Manager.
* Ensure that children, young people and their families are fully involved in assessments and plans to support them.
* Ensure that children's records are maintained in accordance with Departmental procedures, and that information required for management purposes is recorded and inputted appropriately.
* Ensure that the department's and authority's resources are deployed efficiently and effectively at all times.
* Be responsible for the allocation of appropriate tasks to social work assistants/pod co-ordinators, and provide the necessary support and guidance for the completion of those tasks.


* Take personal responsibility for continuing professional development and progression in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework and for achieving and maintaining the required level of performance for the post including accreditation in the Certificate of Systemic Practice.
* To be responsible for effective time management and responding flexibly to the needs of the service.
* To provide support and cover for other staff/pods as required by the practice and/or principal Manager.
* To actively participate in the performance management system including pod meetings, personal supervision, Performance Appraisal Review (PAR), team meetings, and reviews of service.
* To ensure that departmental health and safety procedures and standards are followed in the performance of all duties.
* To have commitment to developing skills through work experience in a range of divisional situations i.e. routine secondments, job rotation, shadowing and observations of practice.
* To take responsibility under the direction of the principal or practice manager for the support of social work students on placement and act as workplace supervisor or practice educator if appropriately trained.
* To have responsibility for sharing learning by participating in training and other learning opportunities across the service.

Why Search Consultancy Ltd?

Since our first office opened thirty years ago, we've built an enviable reputation for providing high quality recruitment service. The Health and Social Care division at Search Consultancy Ltd is one of the largest providers of temporary healthcare workers. Your dedicated consultant will provide advice and work with you to find the perfect job.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online or contact Mike Shaw at the Manchester office of Search Consultancy.

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age