Qualified Social Worker

Randstad Care
25.00 - 36.00 GBP Hourly + + Mileage
02 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Randstad Care are currently recruiting for Qualified Social Workers to work in Cumbria, working within Children's services. The positions are based in Whitehaven and you will be working within the Looked after Children's Team . Excellent salary of up to GBP32p/h Ltd offered

The purpose of the role as a Qualified Social Worker working within the Team is:

- To improve the outcomes for children and young people within the county by listening to the voice of the child, young person and their families, understanding their needs and working together to agree how these needs will be met with the right help and support.

- To deliver a complex service and support to individuals and groups and to improve community capacity and services users well being

Key Responsibilities:

- To understand the impact of need in order to formulate child based plans with clear outcomes

- To use active listening, observation and communication to build relationships with families, children and young people

- To identify and assess complexity and seriousness through investigation and analysis of information within children's services procedures.

- To understand and analyse the needs of children and young people and families by gathering information through direct work with them

- To ensure practice is informed by evidence and theory

- To share skills and knowledge to build capacity with other professionals across all agencies and identify gaps in provision

- To keep appropriate records that describe and support an analysis of the child's experience clearly identify the child's voice and demonstrate any decision making rationale

- To understand the roles and accountability's of other professionals in order to ensure the appropriate services are provided to meet the identified needs

- To be open to engage in peer support and challenge

- Enhance the companies image within the community by promoting awareness of services and achievements and encourage greater public participation

- To evaluate own practice and identify need for professional support and development

- Conduct work in accordance with social work core values, Children's Services policies and procedures, the companies core values and corporate standards including anti oppressive practice approaches

You will be required to have:

- Experience of assessment and planning

- Experience of Private Law helpful

- Previous statutory experience of looked after Children procedures, in particular Adoption & leaving Care

- Experience of risk management

You will need to hold a Social Worker qualification and you will need to be HCPC registered and able to obtain a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate.

The successful Social Worker will enjoy an extensive benefits package that includes

- As the contract holder for this client you will have 1 st refusal on any role within Cumbria via Randstad

- Competitive pay rates

- Excellent referral scheme

- Dedicated consultant

If you meet our client's requirements, and are interested in applying for this position as a QSW, please do not hesitate to apply. Alternatively please call Shelley on

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.