- Pay Rate:
£17.75 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
- Islington, London,
Temporary Team Coordinator / Administrator – Social Work
Job Ref: Islington RQ679161
Pay Rate: £17.75 per hour PAYE
Enhanced DBS required for this role
A Social Work Coordinator (SWC) is a para-professional whose primary function is to provide enhanced administrative support in meeting the demands of frontline practice. This practical support is critical in ensuring the child and family social worker’s time is used to best effect in helping families to keep children safe. This requires a high level of understanding of a child and family social worker’s job in helping families to safeguard children. SWC are the first point of contact for the team from other staff, service users and other professionals.
As an experienced administrator the SWC is expected to anticipate the planning and preparation necessary ahead of the range of meetings that take place with families or other professionals. The SWC is also expected to help the social workers they support stays organised. They manage the team calendar, which shows all meetings for the team so they will be able to help social workers prioritise their tasks.
- Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young person’s / vulnerable adults in the care of the service, including undertaking regular Child Protection training at a level commensurate with role.
- Create, maintain and improve administrative systems to enable the service to meet its aims of delivering a high-quality service to children and families.
- Work pro-actively and co-operatively within the service to ensure that timely and accurate information about activity and performance is produced and collated as required, and maintain statistical information to agreed deadlines and a high level of accuracy.
- Develop and maintain good working relationships with other teams within Children’s Social Care, other Council departments and clients referred to the service.
- Deal sensitively with enquiries or telephone messages, logging calls accurately and alerting social work staff or managers immediately to any issues requiring immediate attention.
- Use appropriate databases, Microsoft Office and other ICT systems to produce reports, spreadsheets and other documents as required supporting the service and assist others in the use of information technology systems when required.
- Follow guidelines to produce standard written or electronic responses to enquiries from family members or professionals to tight deadlines.
- Provide an effective diary-management function for social workers in order to effectively manage meetings, visits, etc.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
- Significant experience in an administrative role and a minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Experience of providing diary management support and minuting meetings to a good standard.
- Knowledge and understanding of Children’s Social Care; London Child Protection Procedures and Working Together to Safeguard Children.
- Ability to work co-operatively and flexibly with others to deliver an effective support service by maintaining positive working relationships with staff and partner agencies.
- Excellent organisational skills and experience of managing own workload and effectively dealing with competing demands to meet deadlines.
- Strong IT skills and experience of using Microsoft office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to an advanced level
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.
NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.
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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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Temporary Team Coordinator / Administrative – Social Work
Your CV needs to be current with your most recent role. We won’t be able to submit it with any unexplained gaps in employment. It will save time and improve your chances of success if we can put your CV forward immediately without having to ask for revisions.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” of the role. Ideally you will address the “Essential Requirements” on each job description page directly, in a bullet point list. Please include any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
Your CV should clearly state that you are available to start work either immediately, or at short notice. In general, our clients are unable to work with notice periods of more than 1 week from the point at which a role is offered, 2 weeks at the very most.
We do not put forward covering letters, so please ensure that your CV in contains all relevant information being called for.
We recommend that you consider sending us a CV suitably tailored CV for each role that you apply for. Job board aggregator sites will generally store only one version of your CV, which can be a bit limiting, so this is to your advantage.