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Qualified Social Worker - LAC/Leaving Care Team

Job Title: Qualified Social Worker - LAC/Leaving Care Team
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bolton
Salary: £27.53 - 27.53 per hour
REF: LukeMHC8274
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Social Worker - Leaving Care/ Looked After Children Team to work with one of our clients based in Bolton. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday

Shift times may vary

Temp contract

Pay rates - £27.53ph

Job Summary

We are looking to appoint, part of the Looked After Children and Leaving Care Team an experienced, flexible, enthusiastic and conscientious Social Worker with  experience in managing complex cases (court cases,  child in need of care and support cases, child protection cases, looked after children cases,  adoption cases, transition to leaving care cases). The successful candidate will be part of an experienced, proactive and supportive team and will assist in its approach to providing a social work service to children and young people who are looked after by the authority

Job Purpose

The aim of the service is to secure permanence for children who become Looked After and to ensure that children and young people are in placements which meet their needs, reflects their right to safety and security and encourage them to reach their full potential at every stage of their development.  This includes supporting all looked after children and young people to meet their full educational potential and to promote their health including their mental health.  If the care plan for the child is for adoption the team will work closely with the North Wales Adoption Service to identify a match and place the child with a new family. The primary focus of the work is to safeguard and promote the child’s wellbeing. 

Key Responsibilities

Duties within the Looked After and Leaving care team will include working with looked after children moving into independence, completing pathway assessments and plans and supporting  young people with  practical skills, access to training and  education. You will be working closely with over agencies which include Education, Housing, Youth services and health.


To be the right person for this role, you will have excellent communication skills, proven experience of working as part of a team, previous experience of working with children and young people as well as a drive and passion for supporting families and improving outcomes for children, ensuring their safety and wellbeing is paramount. You will be expected to respond to the needs of children and their families, working within statutory guidelines, policies and standards such the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and the Social Services and Well -being Act 2014

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 Luke Mathurin on