Social Worker – Children’s Social Care

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Social Worker - Children's Social Care
Interim Position

Bournemouth 5246791

Posted: 25th March 2024 09:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    £48.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • POOLE,

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What's involved with this role:

Interim Social Worker - Children's Social Care

Reference no: Bournemouth 5246791

Pay Rate: £48.00 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Experienced locum Social Worker improving Children and Families First teams, which hold CIN, CP and cases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice and support to individuals and their families, helping them navigate through complex societal and personal issues.
  • Collaborate with other professionals like teachers, nurses, and police to offer the best support.
  • Operate within the PLO and Court environments effectively – advocating for clients in a variety of court settings.
  • Carry out risk assessments and develop strategies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate client records, while keeping in line with professional confidentiality and data protection policies.
  • Attend court hearings and provide court statements when required.
  • Work effectively within the framework of British law, particularly regarding child protection and adult social care laws.

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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:

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.


  • Must hold a recognised social work qualification
  • Must have a current registration with Social Work England


  • Profound knowledge of British law relating to social care, particularly child protection.


  • Proven experience in a statutory social work setting.

Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work under high pressure whilst maintaining a standout performance.
  • Able to successfully work with teams


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Job Ref: Bournemouth 5246791
Social Worker - Children's Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Bournemouth 5246791
Social Worker - Children's Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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