Senior Social Worker – Children in Care

West Midlands

Contract

Salary: From £29.93 to £32.33 per hour

Job description

Are you a passionate, dedicated Social Care professional looking for a new challenge? HCL Workforce Solutions is working with our client, a Birmingham based local authority to recruit a Senior Social Worker to work in the Children in Care team.

About the Children in Care team:

The Trust’s Children in Care services are spread across three areas in Birmingham, North West Central, South and East. Each of the areas has an allocation of up to 550 children. Each area has six CIC teams made up of experience social work staff. They work with children ranging from 0 to 18 years of age – some of whom are vulnerable and have complex, challenging needs.

The teams have strong links and work collaboratively with the Looked After Children, Education, Adoption and Fostering, Therapeutic, Leaving Care, Disability, Special Educational Needs, Young Adult, Mental Health, and external placement provider services.

The team works closely with a range of partners including the Health Service, Schools Service and our own Independent Reviewing Service to ensure the voices of children and young people are always central to our practice. The team also works closely with the courts where children are subject to care proceedings. This involves working closely with cafcass, legal services and other partner agencies.

We have been working with this council for over five years as a master vendor, and have placed hundreds of social work professionals there.

It is an exciting time to join the team in Birmingham – since they relaunched as a Children’s Trust in April 2018, there has been significant progress in development across all of the children’s social care services they provide. The work our candidates carry out, building relationships and supporting some of the most disadvantaged young people in the city is vitally important – the focus on delivering great social work remains paramount.

What you will need:

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Clear enhanced DBS
  • Minimum of 2 years’ UK Social Work experience

About HCL Workforce Solutions

HCL Workforce Solutions is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of highly skilled Social Workers. We work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience, a huge number of awards and relationships with hundreds of local authorities, NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis.

We can also support mental health professional at every level, and across a number of disciplines, including Assistant Directors, CAMHS Practitioners, Independent Reviewing Officers, Senior Social Workers, Service Managers, Team Managers, Adult’s Qualified Social Workers and Children’s Qualified Social Workers.

What HCL can offer you:

  • Weekly payments
  • Lucrative referral scheme*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process
  • Candidates live more than 30 miles from the office they are in line to claim an additional £100 a week in accommodation / mileage expense.

*Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

Interested in exploring locum opportunities with us? Apply online today with your CV or call 020 7861 8777 to discuss this role and any questions you may have. We also work with various other trusts and local authorities across the UK – contact us to discuss how we can find your next role!

HCL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. HCL operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your response, due to the high volume of applications we regret that this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification from us within 30 days please take your application as not being successful this time but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

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