Agency Social Worker – Looked After Children – Knowsley, Merseyside

Agency Social Worker – Looked After Children

Ashberry Recruitment.

Knowsley, Merseyside


Agency Social Worker – Looked After Children

KnowsleyTemporary, Full Time

£44.48 – £44.48 per hour

Ashberry Recruitment are always recruiting for agency Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Practice and Team Managers along with Support Workers for Social Work Teams/Services across the Northwest of England.

This requirement is for an Agency Social Worker to join our client Knowsley Borough Council within their Looked After Children Team.


What the client says:

  • Looked After Children up to age 14
  • Cared for Children Permanency planning and court proceedings from the first hearing only – 3 sets of proceedings only
  • Support as we would for any permanent member of staff, via training and supervision (including Signs Of Safety training)
  • FREE Parking
  • Permanent Team Manager Group within Cared for Children
  • Full IT to a high standard
  • Hybrid working – 2 days in the office
  • Support services in Knowsley including however, not extensive: Family Group Conference, Edge of Care intensive support, Family Support, CE specialist Teams, MASH that is well established, Fully functional Early Help Offer and MST
  • Robust senior leadership support from visible leaders
  • Recently audited by peers and received high praise in relation to PLO and actions that the LA take to safeguard
  • Engaging and proactive support from our legal services
  • All Social Care including IRO and Fostering are based in one location
  • Ofsted focused visit completed following last years inspection and noted to be improving as a LA

Ashberry Recruitment would ask that applicants meet the following:

  • DIPSW or equivalent qualification in Social Work and will be registered with Social Work England as a qualified Social Worker.
  • Have a full driving licence and car available for work along with business insurance.
  • Have an enhanced and in date DBS certificate.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on the information available, ensuring effective relationships with other professionals.
  • Can work within and contribute to a team.
  • Possess knowledge of service needs for ethnic minority communities.
  • Have confident IT skills and be able to navigate an electronic file system.
  • Can write clear, concise, and robust reports.
  • Have a flexible approach to work and working hours when the need arises.
  • Contracts are full-time, but part time and flexible working hours may be considered. Contracts are normally offered over a 3-month period before rolling on for another 3 more months at a time.

Ashberry Recruitment have a team of specialist Social Work Consultants who are here to help you find your next contract and support you through your agency Social Work career.

Please contact Gavin our Senior Specialist Social Work Recruiter on 01282 525 510 should you like to discuss this vacancy or should you wish to discuss ANY other Social Work vacancies of any nature within the North of England and surrounding areas.

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