Locum Social Workers-Children's Services

Posted 15 July 2022
Salary Up to £42 per day
Job type Temporary
DisciplineSocial Work & Care
ContactVaughan Graham

Job description

About the job:

We have exciting opportunities for experienced qualified Social Workers to join Cambridgeshire County Council's Children's Service for locum assignments across various teams.

We are seeking Social Workers who are committed to supporting children, young people and their families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Salary up to £42 per hour depending on service,

As a social worker you will:

  • Cover a designated area of work within the Children and Young People's Service to provide support to families in need using a range of services,

  • Carry out assessments and formulate support plans to support children and families,

  • Communicate effectively to allow you to form highly effective working relationships with your team, other professionals and our service users & families,

  • Manage cases,

  • Work directly with family member providing advice and guidance,

  • Empower service users,

  • Attend and participate in multidisciplinary teams and meetings,

  • Give written/ verbal evidence in court/adoption/fostering panels when required to do so.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Excellent report writing skills,

  • The ability to be organised and meet deadlines,

  • Ability to work autonomously and confident to work on own initiative,

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,

  • You will possess highly developed knowledge and experience of Social Work Practice in Children's Services,

  • Knowledge of current legislation relating to the role,

  • 2 years' experience within the team that you apply for,

  • A commitment to representing Cambridgeshire County Council's Children's Service where you will find creative solutions to challenging situations.

  • Satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service clearance valid to work with children or willingness to complete.

What we can offer you:

  • £400 'Golden Hello'* payment for new social workers,

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)

  • 3% pension contribution from employer

  • Flexible working hours

  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first

  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England

  • 'Refer a Friend' bonus* - receive £250 for every qualified social worker that you refer who we successfully place