Temporary & Locum Social Care Jobs in Suffolk

Opus People Solutions recruits to all social care temporary and locum roles across Suffolk County Council.

We are seeking candidates for various Social Worker temping roles in Ipswich and throughout the county.

Working in a Social Work role within Suffolk County Council enables you to make real changes for adults, children and families in Suffolk. Suffolk maintains a strong and mature leadership, with a wealth of knowledge and a clear commitment to making a difference.

Are you a qualified Social Worker seeking locum opportunities and fancy bagging yourself £400? Why not take advantage of our Golden Hello scheme that rewards you for being a qualified Social Worker.

Occupational Therapist

We require an Occupational Therapist to join the Adult and Community Services team. You will work as part of a team which is responsible for the social care provision to the Ipswich and East area. The team will provide a range of timely information,

Temporary
2 months
Full-time
Suffolk
Contact us, Negotiable day rate - to be agreed

Reablement Support Workers

We are currently seeking experienced support workers to provide in house care for up to six weeks per case to reable patients. You can choose to work up to 32 hours, either on a flexible rota pattern or evening and/ or weekends only. There are also

Temporary
Ongoing
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.90 per hour, plus paid travel time and mileage

Neighbourhood and Specialist Clusters, Social Workers

ACS is re-designing the way in which it works with its customers through the implementation of Supporting Lives Connecting Communities (SLCC), the Care Act, Integration with Health and Making Safeguarding Personal. You will work as part of a team

Temporary
Up to six months
Full-time
Suffolk
£26.00 per hour

Social Workers

We are looking for experienced Social Workers who want to make a difference to the lives of people in Suffolk. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of a redesigned service that will transform the way we

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour, (£26 PAYE / £28 LTD & Umbrella)

Team Managers – Social Work

We are looking for experienced Team Managers to lead and manage the area social work teams to deliver the highest standards of social care, re-ablement, mental health and therapy services for the people of Suffolk.

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £35.00 to £38.00 per hour, (£35 PAYE / £38 LTD & Umbrella)

Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners

This is a key role within the organisation, located within the Adult and Community Services (ACS) directorate. The main purpose of this role is to work with customers to identify and deliver personalised good quality outcomes to the highest

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £9.40 to £10.27 per hour

Occupational Therapist

We are seeking experienced and qualified Occupational Therapists to work in a variety of locations across Suffolk. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in the implementation of a redesigned service that will transform the way we

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £28.00 per hour, (£26 PAYE / £28 LTD & Umbrella)

Senior Practitioner

We are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner to provide professional support to the area social work team, supporting the senior management team in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care.

Temporary
3 months temporary with the potential to lead to permanent
Full-time
Suffolk
From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour, (£28 PAYE / £32 LTD & Umbrella)

Residential Childcare Worker

Residential children’s experience isn’t necessarily required, but candidates must have transferable skills from a similar field (eg: Youth Workers / family support / SEN / teaching / police etc) A Residential Childcare Worker in a

Temporary
3 months initially
Part-time
Suffolk
£10.26 per hour

Support Workers/Practitioners

We’re recruiting for various non-qualified Social Care roles in multiple locations across Suffolk County Council. Roles include Support Workers, Family Support Practitioners and YOS Practitioners.

Support Workers – Home First

Home First assist people to regain and maintain their independence, allowing them to remain living independently in their own homes for longer. As a Support Worker with Home First, you will be supporting people in their own home; either enabling

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Suffolk
£8.75 per hour

Social Worker

Opus People Solutions work closely with managers across Suffolk County Council to provide high quality, cost-effective locum Social Care. As a wholly owned subsidiary of SCC, Opus has returned over £500k to SCC over the past two years, so by

Temporary
Varied
Full-time
Suffolk
From £26.00 to £32.00 per hour, Dependent on pay method

Why Choose a job with Opus?

  • Our consultants are non-commission based which allows them the freedom to work with your best interests in mind.
  • You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you; we will take the time to work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job and find you exactly.
  • We are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council and return a dividend back to the Council each year, so by working through Opus you are helping to ensure that money spent in the public sector stays in the public sector, rather than being lost into the private sector via other agencies.

Testimonials

“The team are really friendly and reliable. Due to my studies, I’ve been temping for a few years now, and I have never had an issue of finding temp work through Opus. I highly recommend them.”

Rachel Day, Business Support Officer

‘”I have found Opus People Solutions to be effective and efficient. Staff in the team take good care to help candidates and managers, with accurate information and advice.”

Balwinder Kaur, Interim Assistant Director

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

“I have had great success working with Opus on our recruitment requirements. The level of success we have experienced working with Opus and sourcing and filling our vacancies, has been excellent. I have built up a brilliant working relationship with them, they have taken the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”

Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice

“After I left college I was a temporary worker with Opus for nearly 2 years. About 4 months into my last assignment, I was offered to take the role permanently! I would highly recommend Opus to anybody. Their customer service is great, they’re very reliable, friendly, considerate and approachable!”

Josh Douglas, Learning Development Co-ordinator

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Working at Suffolk County Council

We’re proud to supply our candidates to Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils as we know from experience what supportive and engaging organisations they are to work for, but don’t just take our word for it:

“If you want to make a difference for Suffolk, then the County Council is for you.  With a strong sense of purpose, we are committed to working together, striving to improve and securing the best possible services.

We genuinely recognise that our people are our greatest asset so we offer a reward package that combines pay, pension and a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, travel discounts and a real focus on wellbeing.  We are proud to have a number of active staff networks supporting and promoting groups of staff that share similar characteristics, life experiences, values and beliefs. These networks are self-run which in itself reflects that our core Values of ASPIRE are at the heart of how we operate.  We’d expect you to embrace these Values and be the very best you can be.

We are always looking for new people to help us make a real difference to our communities and if this sounds like you, please apply.”

– Sally Marlow, Head of HR – Suffolk County Council

At Opus, we offer an opportunity to build experience in many different areas of the organisations we work with. Many of our workers move on to have successful careers as a result of their initial placement with us, so whether you’re looking for regular, short term assignments to build some experience, or a foot in the door to start you career in Local Government, we’ll be glad to help you get going.