qualified social worker - looked after children (lac) team in bolton

posted
01 August 2018
contact
colette mckay, randstad care
job type
temporary
salary
£ 21 - £ 22 per hour
apply now

posted
location
bolton, north west
specialism
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
temporary
working hours
Full-Time
salary
£ 21 - £ 22 per hour
experience
Children services
reference number
CM2906LACBOL
contact
colette mckay, randstad care
phone
0330 024 8775
apply now

job description

I am looking for confident and skilled qualified social worker who is determined to achieve the best for children. As a social worker in a Looked After Children's Team, you will have a mixed caseload of children aged between 0 to 18 who cannot live with their families.

Your aim and role will be to support children living with relatives, friends or foster families and prospective adopters or older children living in children's homes and semi-independent units. Ensure their safety and support them towards independence.

Through regular visits, assessments and reviewing their Care Plan, you will nurture and develop meaningful relations with these children; understand and interpret their wishes, and champion and support them to reach their full potential. Occasionally, you will be required to prepare reports and attend court. You will be supported in this challenging role with regular supervision, and by working alongside other social workers, family support workers and partner organisations such as Health Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Independent Reviewing officers and carers.

Essential:



* Must have a minimum of 2 years PQE within Children and Families, with LAC experience
* Experience of discharge orders as case load will be supporting children and families.
* Court work and writing reports is key to the role.
* Must hold a driving licence and have access to a car
* The nature of the post requires flexibility to meet urgent work needs as they arise. This will inevitably entail some work outside normal office hours
* Current DBS/On update service

Please call Colette McKay for a confidential chat - 0330 0248775.

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.

skills

can work as an individual or part of a team

qualification

university

educational requirements

BA in social work