Qualified Social Worker - Childrens CP and Court - Wigan - £26

  • Job Reference: 00007013-1
  • Date Posted: 16 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Wigan, Manchester
  • Salary: £26.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker | Child Protection Team | Wigan Council - £26

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Qualified Social Worker | Child Protection & Court Team | Wigan Council | £26ph

Wigan is fast becoming a place of multiple opportunities as it undergoes ambitious housing, employment and economic transformation. All of this is in line with Wigan Council's vision for the borough to be a confident place with confident people.

We are recruiting an experienced Social Worker (min 2 years previous experience) for Wigan's Leigh based Child Protection and Court Team where you will be centrally located with colleagues who are passionate about delivering the best possible service to vulnerable children. The role will run for an initial 3 month period with genuine scope for further extension. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a fast paced environment based within a local authority and will have demonstrated strong case management skills. Duties for this role include:

Hold a manageable caseload and undertake assessments and reports
To play a key role in the development of the team and the service as a whole
To work directly with families employing a range of social work knowledge and skills to identify and assess individual children and young people
To act as a mediator and advocate on behalf of the child/ young person /family
Oversee the teaching and assessment of social work students
Help develop practise and strategy to reduce the number of vulnerable young people
To work in partnership with colleagues within the multi agency service and with external agencies, to ensure plans for children are implemented.The hiring manager is considering immediate starts for this role so please apply at the earliest opportunity either through this ad or emailing your CV along with this job reference to (url removed)

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