Children's Social Worker

Spencer Clarke Group
£30,000 - £39,999
16 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside Liverpool City Council to provide them with a Qualified Social Worker to join their Children's Social Care Service on an interim 3 months agency contract which is likely to be extended on an ongoing basis.

Rate of Pay - £18 - £22+ per hour â€" Negotiable depending on experience.

This is fantastic opportunity for a Newly Qualified Social Worker to take up their first contract within a local authority. Previous candidates have gone on to secure permanent contracts upon completion of this, further demonstrating the opportunities at hand.

About the Role;

You will be based in the Child Protection Team and we are looking for candidates who have experience working with Vulnerable Children.
Main Purpose ;
To contribute to the operational delivery of an effective Children’s Social Care Service as part of a team responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young people continuously improving outcomes.

About the Role ;
  • Hold and effectively manage a complex and varied caseload with appropriate supervision, guidance and support, reflecting the function of the team and Children’s Social Care in accordance with policy, procedures, guidance and legislation.
  • Undertake work within legislative frameworks including the preparation of written statements and representations to the judiciary at Court hearings.
  • Be accountable for complex decision making in relation to caseloads ensuring professional judgement, evidence based tools, critical reflection and analysis to inform this.
  • Model critical reflection and evidence based decision making and support others in developing these.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for social work intervention with individuals, families, groups and communities and the methods derived from them.
  • Identify and assess levels of risk and need (within statutory frameworks) in often complex situations. Deliver protective and/or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after.
  • Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations. Model and help others develop communication skills
  • Attend and represent the department at a range of multi-disciplinary forums and undertaking the role of Chair as required.
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people and their families in line with Children in Need, Child Protection and Care plans.

****Please note we are in communication with all hiring managers and where possible remote working will be made available as well interviews via telephone. ****

Essential Requirements:

· A degree in Social Work.

· Registered with Social Work England. (HCPC)

· Enhanced DBS. (Childrens)

· Experience working with Vulnerable Children.

If you would like to be considered and meet the requirements, we would love to hear from you!

If you wish to be put forward for this role, please apply and contact Dane Matthews @ Spencer Clarke Group


Here at Spencer Clarke Group we provide workers with their own dedicated and experience consultant who provide extensive market knowledge!
  • As a First Tier Supplier across many local authorities nationwide, you will have access to jobs earlier than other agencies.
  • Market leading referrals of up to £500
  • Free DBS checks
  • Post Placement Aftercare