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Senior Social Worker - Children & Families Team

Job Title: Senior Social Worker - Children & Families Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: St Helens
Salary: Market related
REF: LukeMHC53435
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Senior Social Worker - Children & Families Team to work with one of our clients based in St Helens. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday 

09:00 - 17:00

Temp contract

Pay rate depending on experience 

Job Purpose

  • The placement is within the Assessment Service as a senior social worker to cover Vacancy / Maternity leave. The Service receives work from our Duty Service who complete assessments to establish the plan. We also receive requests regarding transfers from other Local Authorities. The Assessment Service is responsible for CIN, CP, Pre-Proceedings and Children we Look After including Court Proceedings, and Private Proceedings. Currently all staff are working from home due to Covid 19. Each team includes 5 social workers, Advanced Practitioner and Manager. The current working arrangements are supported by appropriate technology which allows video calls and the Managers are ensuring daily meetings with the team. Supervision continues on a regular basis and case discussions are held where required to support the staff. Each team manager ensures that their staff maintain contact with each other regularly throughout the week. The current vacancies have arisen due to vacancies within the Service in respect of Maternity Leave and 2 Staff leaving for another opportunity. Each Team is mixed in terms of experience and caseloads are allocated to reflect this. There are currently ASYEs in the team therefore an experienced social worker is required. The agency worker will need to evidence experience of at least 2 years post qualifying experience, working in a social work team and being able to manage CIN, CPP, CLA, Court Proceedings, Assessments, working within a team but also being able to work independently. The worker would need to be aware of the relevant legislation and statutory guidance. They require good written and verbal communication. Caseload varies but is around 20 - 24 children. The children would predominantly live in St Helens however some may be placed outside the LA. The caseloads are balanced and mixed.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Luke Mathurin on