Single Assessment Childrens Social Workers - Leicester

  • Job Reference: MM - Leicester
  • Date Posted: 19 September 2018
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Salary: £28.00 to £32.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Social Work > Qualified Social Worker
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 03 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Maxxima is currently seeking experienced QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKERS to fill full time roles in LEICESTER. The ideal candidate will have a significant understanding of CHILDRENS Practices.

The salary for these locum Social Care positions is £28 - £32 (Umbrella Rate) and is initially a 3 month contract with potential for extension.

Requirements of the role

We are looking for Qualified Social Workers with experience of working within a busy Statutory service

We're looking for passionate and committed Social Workers to join our Single Assessment team (SAT) - people who share our vision of improving the lives of children and families to whom we work for and with. We are currently delivering on plans for change in the service, but with supportive management, sensible caseloads, the potential to control your own workload and career progression, it's an exciting opportunity to be part of this drive for improving lives of families and services and do great Social Work.
The service was introduced in July 2016 and is already making an impact in the way we deal with assessment and protecting children. Receiving referrals from our Duty and Assessment colleagues we undertake assessments including Child in need and child protection enquiries and those at immediate risk. We work with children and families and offer short-term interventions for families in need to resolve their circumstance with our support. If families require longer term intervention then the child's plan is progressed to the relevant teams.
We are currently embarking on using Sign of Safety as a model of intervention to support sound Social Work practice. That means you will be making decisions about children, but with the tools and framework at your disposal, to offer them a good quality of life. You will be offered regular reflective supervision. We offer agile and flexible working that supports a sound work life balance. In terms of developing practice and learning you will participate in group supervision and mapping sessions on casework.

Contact us:
If you are interested in this Qualified Social Work position please contact us now by clicking the apply button.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our client's requirements.

Reasonable adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity by contacting our social work team. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

About us:
Maxxima has been offering high quality, flexible staffing solutions to the health and social care sectors for over 15 years. We work with public and private health clients, local authorities and social care providers throughout the UK and overseas.
We're the kind of people who put ourselves in your shoes. We'll always go out of our way, putting you first and delivering on what we say. You'll know who's supporting you every step of the way and we'll always have time to take your call.
We like to think we're a little bit different. Why? Because we like what we do, care about what you do, and you'll find we're unusually friendly.

Recommend a colleague:
Often, our candidates are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends and colleagues. To encourage this and say thank you, we offer a referral bonus incentive.
The way it works is simple: if you introduce a candidate who is not previously known to Maxxima and we are successful in placing them, we will pay you up to £250. More information regarding referrals can be found on our website.

*The post-qualifying experience range stated is purely a guide. We will consider candidates that fall outside of this range if they can strongly demonstrate the required competencies.