Social Workers – Children’s Services – Milton Keynes Council

Job Category: Social Care
Reference
Contract Type Temporary
Duration 3 months initially
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Various
Rate From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

About the job:

We have exciting opportunities for experienced qualified social workers to join Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes Council.

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  • Family Assessment & Support Team
  • Family Support Team (Safeguarding)
  • MASH
  • Looked After Children/ Child in Care Teams
  • Child in Care – 16 – 25 team
  • Disabled Children’s Team
  • Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team
  • Adoption Team
  • Post Adoption Team
  • 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.
  • 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 Milton Keynes 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.
  • £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
  • Mileage – 45p per mile
  • 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
  • Consultants based on site within Civic Court
  • Central location – great public transport links and commutable distance from London (only 35 minutes by train).

Register with us today and receive access to exclusive roles across Adult’s Social Care Services in Milton Keynes Council before they are available to other agencies.

Have you heard of our Golden Hello scheme? Register with Opus LGSS as a locum social worker and receive £400! T&Cs apply.

*T&Cs apply to the bonus schemes

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