Childrens Social Worker x2 – Assessment Teams

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Childrens Social Worker x2 - Assessment Teams

Staffordshire TCL 5246182

Posted: 8th March 2024 16:50
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £46,464.00 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is Permanent


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What's involved with this role:

Childrens Social Worker x2 - Assessment Teams

Reference no: Staffordshire TCL 5246182

Pay Rate: up to £46,464.00 per annum depending on experience

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is Permanent


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Assessment Teams responsibility involves supporting children on Child in Need (CIN) and Child Protection Plans. There's also PLO and court work. As an advanced social worker you will work within the framework of legislation, agreed council policies and procedures to work with or on behalf of children, young people and their families, to improve their well-being, and promote their independence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess the needs of children and young people who require social work services including the identification of risk and the need for protection.
  • Develop, co-ordinate and deliver multi-agency plans to meet assessed needs and to review these plans to ensure they continue to meet assessed needs.
  • Identify unmet needs and gaps in service provision to inform resource allocation and service development, influencing at local and regional levels.
  • Engage other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies in the delivery of services agreed following the assessment of need.
  • Manage an allocated workload of increased complexity within a team setting with a level of autonomy, complying with the statutory obligations and departmental policy and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records on the electronic management system at all times.
  • Prepare for and participate in professional supervision sessions and staff meetings and make use of all available training and developmental opportunities.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and development of services and new ideas by sharing knowledge about theory, skills and practice with other Social Services staff, professional groups and interested bodies
  • Provide professional support to newly qualified and less experienced social work staff to enable others to develop their knowledge and skills

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Recognised qualification in social work (Dip/SW, BA, MA Or equivalent)
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Must have completed ASYE year plus one further year post qualified.
  • Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.


  • Knowledge of relevant legal frameworks – including Children’s Act 1989, Children’s Act 2004, Adoption Regulations, and minimum standards
  • Knowledge of and experience in the issues arising in assessment planning for children and young people and/or assessment of adopters / carers
  • Knowledge of ICT systems


  • Demonstrable post qualification experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the field of children’s social work – to include experience of working with children looked after and safeguarding
  • Experience in mentoring - formal or informal
  • Over 2 years experience as a Children's social worker (can not be ASYE)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to engage with a range of audiences
  • Influential skills to identify and influence changes both locally and nationally and working with key stakeholders
  • Proven interagency working experience and skills
  • An ability to work restoratively with children and their families, colleagues, and partner agencies
  • Ability to work effectively with service users and to understand the importance of relationships
  • Ability to complete high quality, timely and accurate plans and assessments including confident and effective judgement about risk.
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to manage your own workload


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Job Ref: Staffordshire TCL 5246182
Childrens Social Worker x2 - Assessment Teams
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Staffordshire TCL 5246182
Childrens Social Worker x2 - Assessment Teams
Client Category: Local Authority

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