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Social Worker - Children and Young People in Care

Job Title: Social Worker - Children and Young People in Care
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Herefordshire
Salary: Market related
REF: LMHC3453534
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Social Worker - Children and Young People in Care. You will be working in Herefordshire for the council.

Monday - Friday

Shift Times

Temp Contract

Pay rates negotiable

Job Purpose

  • To work closely with children and their families, other staff within the Directorate and partner agencies to provide a range of services and support designed to protect children from harm and promote the welfare of children in need.
  • To work within the legislative framework of the Children Act 1989, and the Children Act 2004

Main Duties

  • To carry a caseload in line with the organisational needs of the Directorate.
  • To assess the needs of children, young people, families and carers, take appropriate follow up action in consultation with colleagues, and to plan and implement suitable service provision to safeguard children from harm and meet their identified needs.
  • To undertake preventative and supportive work with children and families in need.
  • To undertake risk assessments.
  • To promote effective planning for children and young people where there are ongoing needs due to: - Care, Supervision or Adoption Proceedings or Orders - Entry to the looked after system
  • To participate in training and development activities to ensure up to date knowledge and skills
  • To undertake day time office duty on a rota basis
  • To contribute to the development of knowledge and skills of other team members or students as required.

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

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 Liam Murphy on