Mental Health Social Worker – Level 3

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Mental Health Social Worker - Level 3
Interim Position

Calderdale TCL 0008 A178 / 1

Posted: 12th March 2024 12:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.31 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Halifax,

    HX1 1TS

What's involved with this role:

Interim Mental Health Social Worker - Level 3

Job Ref: Calderdale TCL 0008 A178 / 1

Pay Rate: £20.31 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35 Monday to Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Halifax

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role.

Hybrid working

The purpose of the role is to provide a professional social work service and achieve good outcomes for service users, their families and carers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage with supervision and advise a caseload which may involve all client groups.
  • Work jointly with other agencies and organisations as appropriate, co-working if necessary.
  • Initiating the provision of appropriate services and resources.
  • Undertaking some escort and contact duties.
  • Organising, and/or assisting with group work as appropriate and agreed by Team Manager.
  • Providing appropriate reports for related agencies/services.


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

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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.



  1. Recognised Social Work Qualification (e.g. DipSW).
  2. Registered with General Social Care Council.
  3. Qualification 1 Award in Social Work such as PQ 1, PQ.
  4. Child Care Award and Practice Teaching Award.


Skills & Experience

  1. 2 years post qualification experience in a field or residential social work setting.
  2. Good grasp of social work theory and ability to put into practice.
  3. An understanding of Department of Health objectives and desired outcomes for children and young people.
  4. A sound knowledge of the welfare and development of children and young people.
  5. An ability to evidence assessment skills.
  6. Knowledge of Children Act 1989 and other relevant legislation.
  7. Ability to work with colleagues in a team.
  8. Ability to organise and plan work and cope with pressure.
  9. Good IT skills.


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Job Ref: Calderdale TCL 0008 A178 / 1
Mental Health Social Worker - Level 3
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Job Ref: Calderdale TCL 0008 A178 / 1
Mental Health Social Worker - Level 3
Client Category: Local Authority

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