Family Support- Children's Social Worker

Opus People Solutions
Milton Keynes
Up to £10,000
22 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
About the role:

We are looking for experienced social worker to join the Family Support Team in Milton Keynes.

We hold Child in Need, Child Protection, Looked After Children / Court through to the end of proceedings. On average 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 family’s 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.

Our current working arrangements due to COVID-19 are all children and families are seen for home visits within statutory timescales, when staff are not completing visits they are working from home and predominantly all meetings, such as, core group, family support and Strategy Meetings are held via Microsoft Teams. This is with the support of all staff having access to their own smart phone and Surface Pro tablet. We only expect staff to be in the office if they are on duty or duty back up which on average is 3 times a month, or if they have booked and planned to be in the office to complete a piece of work.

In Family Support we are very fortunate to have access to FAST and SAIT, who we can refer to for our 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.

Essential experience/qualifications:
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in children’s services
  • Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • SWE Qualification

What we can offer you:
  • £400'GoldenHello’ payment for new social worker
  • Opportunity to hear and apply for social work roles across various Councils first
  • *’Refer a Friend’ bonus - receive £250 for every qualified social worker that you refer who we successfully place
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Mileage -45p per mile
  • Free and efficient weekly payroll service
  • Easy and flexible registration process
  • Work directly with a customer-focused, dedicated Consultant to match you with your perfect role