- Pay Rate:
£12.92 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
- STOKE ON TRENT,
Temporary Social Work Assistant – Childrens x2
Reference no: Stoke on Trent 5223561
Pay rate £12.92 per hour PAYE
Enhanced DBS disclosure required
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
- To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people and to support families.
- To assist colleagues in carrying out statutory duties and requirements
- To 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.
- To 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.
- To 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
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- 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
- Sound knowledge of the Children Act and Child Protection legislation
- A knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
- Basic knowledge of systemic practice and its application in children’s social care
- Experience of direct work with children and families
- Practical direct working skills with children, young people and families to advise, support, persuade and engage them in meeting their goals and potential
- Excellent communication skills and ability to construct written reports with a high degree of analytical thinking
- Able to build and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children, young people and families
- Able to communicate effectively and professionally through written work with children, young people, families, colleagues and professionals
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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:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- 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.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Social Work Assistant – Childrens x2
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