Social Work Assistant – Child Care

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Social Work Assistant - Child Care
Contract / Temporary

Nottinghamshire TCL 0007 DF33 / 1

Posted: 25th August 2023 11:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Temporary Social Work Assistant - Child Care   

Reference no: Nottinghamshire TCL 0007 DF33 / 1   

Pay Rate:  £12.00 per hour PAYE   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months  


Hybrid working 

Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

To support the work of the service in securing best outcomes for children, young people and their families. This will include supporting assessments of need and undertaking direct work with children, young people and their families in line with the relevant plan 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Assist social workers and others in the assessment of need and the implementation of plans for children and families. 
  • Develop and implement plans for children where appropriate as part of the management of a caseload under the supervision of the practice supervisor or team manager as appropriate.   
  • Undertake direct work with children and families as part of their plan.  
  • Liaise with schools, health services, voluntary agencies and other partner agencies in developing and reviewing plans for children and their families.   
  • Review and assess the impact of plans for children and families, including the chairing of meetings as appropriate.   
  • Maintain accurate and up to date written records  
  • Take up opportunities for relevant training and development.  
  • Participate in team activities e.g. team meetings, case discussions, review of team work.  
  • Participate in regular supervision (individual and group supervision).  
  • To ensure confidentiality of information in line with County Council policy and relevant legislation, in respect of records maintained and tasks undertaken. This includes maintaining strict confidentiality in relation to personal information (including that of service users and other employees) which may become known in the course of work or associated activities 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via job[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:


  • 5 GCSEs at level A-C (including English and Maths) OR equivalent 



  • Knowledge of child development and children’s needs 



  • At least two years' experience of working with children, young people and their families in a social care environment, through paid or voluntary work experience.  
  • Experience of working with other agencies, either in the statutory or voluntary sector.  
  • Experience of working in a team.  
  • Experience of managing challenging situations or conflict.  
  • Experience of working to deadline, managing priorities and ability to work in a high-pressure environment 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a range of people including children, young people, parents and carers, colleagues and other professionals and managers 
  • Well developed skills in information technology 



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Job Ref: Nottinghamshire TCL 0007 DF33 / 1
Social Work Assistant - Child Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Nottinghamshire TCL 0007 DF33 / 1
Social Work Assistant - Child Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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