Social Work Assistant/Admin – Children & Family Services

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Social Work Assistant/Admin – Children & Family Services
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Contract / Temporary

Stoke 5246983

Posted: 28th March 2024 09:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.92 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire,

    ST4 1RN

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Temporary Social Work Assistant/Admin – Children & Family Services

Job Ref: Stoke 5246983

Pay Rate: £12.92 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

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

City: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The purpose of the role is to support the delivery of high-quality social work activities within Children and Family Services through the provision of direct support work to children, young people and families.  Also providing support and assistance to social workers undertaking assessments, managing and implementing children’s care plans.  Works within Children’s Support and Safeguarding, Children with Disabilities, Children in Care, Next Steps, Fostering and Adoption.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people and to support families.
  • Assist colleagues in carrying out statutory duties and requirements.
  • Contribute to the pod/team in actively planning for safety, permanency and stability for children and young people regardless of the setting in which they live and to actively support children to live at home safely.
  • Develop a positive, professional relationship with children, parents/carers and professionals.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents and carers, ensuring that child-centred systemic practice is the principal standard and framework for all work undertaken with children, young people and families.
  • Be committed to practice that is anti-discriminatory and that actively promotes equal opportunities.
  • When required undertake primary worker role to support families by leading S17 (child in need) cases identified by the Practice Manager. Taking responsibility for co-ordinating and managing these cases, ensuring a robust support plan is created in collaboration with the family and other professionals.
  • Arrange, chair and review child in need meetings to ensure targets are achieved and child’s needs continue to be consistently met.
  • Undertake specialist family work including contribution and support in parenting assessments, risk assessment and single assessments as directed by the practice manager. Where appropriate also undertaking parenting support and life story work.
  • Undertake Private Fostering Assessments, ensuring the welfare of children subject to this arrangement.
  • Undertake review Personal Education Plans (PEP), Educational Pathway Plans, (EPP) Pathway Plans, Special Guardianship Support Plans, Letter box contact arrangements and Careers Assessment where necessary.


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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.

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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. Educated to at least GCSE standard English and Maths or Literacy & Numeracy Award equivalent.
  2. Level 3 Diploma in Children & Young People’s Working or other relevant qualification (eg, NNEB, Diploma in Youth and Community Work, Welfare etc) or a willingness to work towards this.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. A knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  3. Basic knowledge of systemic practice and its application in children’s social care.
  4. Experience of direct work with children and families.
  5. Excellent communication skills and ability to construct written reports with a high degree of analytical thinking.
  6. Able to build and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, young people and families.
  7. Practical direct working skills with children, young people and families to advise, support, persuade and engage them in meeting their goals and potential.
  8. Able to think reflectively and creatively in relation to direct work with children, young people and families.
  9. Have excellent verbal communication skills with a high degree of confidence in order to challenge and articulate information whilst retaining a professional approach at all times.
  10. Ability to write accurately, concisely and sensitively with a high degree of detail.
  11. Able to communicate effectively and professionally through written work with children, young people, families, colleagues and professionals.
  12. Willingness to undertake relevant training for personal and professional development.
  13. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Stoke 5246983
Social Work Assistant/Admin – Children & Family Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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