Social Worker (Childrens) – Family Support Team

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Social Worker (Childrens) - Family Support Team
Interim Position

MKC (HQ) MKC17497

Posted: 3rd April 2024 11:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £32.31 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Social Worker (Childrens) - Family Support Team

Reference no: MKC (HQ) MKC17497

Pay Rate: up to £32.31 per hour PAYE depending on experience

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Hybrid working – 2/3 days per week in the office

Caseloads are 10 families which is approximately 22 children, everyone’s caseload is a mixture of CIN and CP and the more experienced staff hold court cases but no more than 3 families at one time this can include private proceedings completing Section 7 or 37 reports. Supervision is held every 4 weeks this is personal and case supervision. Have access to FAST and SAIT, who you can refer to for the families to receive direct work, interventions, and assessments. This will include parenting skills – boundaries and managing behaviour, specialist assessments – PAMS, Adult Attachment Interview, Story Stems and much more. Family support will end once risk issues are minimised & families have established a more consistent way to meet children's needs. 

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


  • UK state registered degree in Social Work, DipSW or CQSW.
  • HCPC registration


  • Knowledge of current best practice and integration initiatives across health and care areas.
  • Working knowledge of a wide range of typical IT tools including database, word processing, email and spreadsheet applications.


  • Experience of carrying out comprehensive social work assessments using the Care Act wellbeing principles and being able to offer a personalised and strengths based approach to people and carers with long term conditions and varying levels of need and risk from diverse inner-city communities.
  • Experience of providing information, advice and signposting, to enable them to make informed decisions.
  • Experience of working in partnership with people, their carers and service providers to produce personalised, budgeted and outcomes-focused support plans that facilitate independence.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrable ability to monitor and review the impact of support plans against the agreed outcomes to ensure they are effective.
  • Demonstrable ability to produce high quality recording, contact details, assessments, and support plans using appropriate electronic case recordings and using these to monitor work.
  • Ability to prepare and present high quality reports for use in legal cases including the Court of protection.
  • Able to make judgements of need using clinical reasoning and record these accurately.


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Job Ref: MKC (HQ) MKC17497
Social Worker (Childrens) - Family Support Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: MKC (HQ) MKC17497
Social Worker (Childrens) - Family Support Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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