qualified social worker in barrow-in-furness

07 November 2018
eleanor barker, randstad care
job type
£ 37 per hour, pension, holidays
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barrow-in-furness, north west
social care
sub specialism
Social care
job type
working hours
£ 37 per hour, pension, holidays
Children services
reference number
eleanor barker, randstad care
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job description

Are you an experienced Social Worker within Children's Social Services, passionate about ensuring the children and families you work with receive the help they need? If so, Cumbria County Council are looking for a Social Worker to cover the Support and Protection team in the Barrow-in-Furness area. The contract is initially 3 months however, may be extended.

If you are a Social Worker looking for your next Challenge, we'd love to hear from you!

You will be working within a supportive team with a committed leadership team which is focused on improving the lives of children across West Cumbria.

This is a full time role working 5 days per week which also includes the option to condense your hours and work your 37 hours over four days.

The successful candidate can expect an attractive pay rate of £37 per hour.

Benefits of working for Randstad as a Social Worker:

Social Work recruitment specialists with over 12 years experience providing staff to social services across the North East and Cumbria.
An unlimited referrals incentive, giving you a £300 voucher for anyone you refer to us
A full range of Free training available
Support and training to support your HCPC revalidation
One committed and dedicated point of contact
Guaranteed weekly payment
Dedicated consultants in offices all over the UK to find you a role in your ideal location

As a Social Worker on the support and protection team you will be responsible for:

Carrying a complex caseload and maintaining accurate, up to date files
Going through full care proceedings
Working directly with families, children and young people of a set age range
Carrying out initial / core assessments and reviews
Developing and implementing child centred care plans, always acting in the best interests of the child
Attending child protection and safeguarding meetings
Report writing
Liaising with other professional bodies where appropriate
Carry out home visits and child protection investigations
Preparing court documents and attending court as required
Setting high standards is key and must deliver excellent practice, motivating all staff to do the same.

The minimum requirements for this role are:

-HCPC Qualification

-Social Work Qualification

-Child protection experience

-Court work experience

-Relevant Social Work experience within Children's services

-Valid DBS check (this will be applied for you if not)

Randstad Care is a specialist Social Work recruitment agency. Our specialist consultants work with Local Authorities, NHS, and Private and Voluntary organisations across the UK. Whether you are looking for an interim post close to home, or nationally, we are able to assist you with a dedicated point of contact to provide support and guidance.

Do you know any Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Managers or Senior Managers looking for a new role? If so, we offer a fantastic refer a friend scheme, where you could receive £300 in vouchers for every referral!

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss any of the other opportunities we have then please contact Eleanor on 0191 2331381, or click Apply below.

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.


can work as an individual or part of a team



educational requirements

BA in social work