Social Worker - Assessment Service

Posted 03 June 2024
Salary Up to £42.00 per hour
LocationPeterborough
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Work & Care
Reference18237
ContactTerena Liddon

Job description

Opus people solutions on behalf of Peterborough City Council have an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join our Assessment Service Team.


Job Title: Social Worker - Assessment Service
Length of assignment: 3 Months
Hours per week: 37
Hourly rate: 34ph
Location: Sandmartin House
Remote/Office based: Hybrid working, but expectation that when on duty (once every 3 weeks) office based to assist team manager.



Allocated social workers in the Assessment Service will investigate concerns regarding a child or young person's safety or wellbeing, make an assessment of the risk and protective factors in the family and decide on the most appropriate course of action. A key part of the role entails building effective relationships with children and families and working collaboratively with our partner agencies.

You will undertake visits to children and families and complete assessments and direct work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Duties will include: Having strategy discussions, safety planning, completing Section 17 Single Assessments, Section 47 Enquiries, Initial Child Protection Conferences, initial Child in Need meetings, private court work including Section 7 reports, presenting cases to Legal Panel, Public Law Outline letters and initial meetings, family network meetings, viability assessments, applications for court orders including Emergency Protection Orders and Interim Care Orders, and accommodating children with foster carers and connected persons.

If you thrive to make a difference and have 3 years Social worker experience and this is the role for you, then we would love to hear from you.