Senior Social Worker – Family and Friends Assessment

West Midlands


Salary: From £29.93 to £29.93 per hour

Job description

About the role

HCL Workforce Solutions is looking to recruit for our master vend client. We are seeking experienced Senior Fostering Assessment Social Workers who will be able to work within the safer recruitment and legislative requirements for our Family and Friends and SGO carers. The contract will be 3 months initially with the likelihood of extension beyond this, and is home and office based.

You will require transferable skills and knowledge in respect of assessments and report writing and be able to work within timescales to meet statutory, Court and fostering agency timescales in completing assessments. The role will be primarily completing initial assessments and robust, evidence based Form C assessments, in addition to presenting to panel/Court for consideration of approval.

For this role you would need to be a professionally qualified social worker, registered with SW England, have demonstrable post qualification experience of working with children and young people, safeguarding, assessments, Court and ideally fostering.

In return for this we offer a supportive team environment, with regular supervision, access to training and shared learning.

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

Birmingham Childrens Trust Fostering Agency has a National and Regional presence and is the biggest children’s provider in Europe.

It is an exciting time within Family and Friends for Birmingham Children’s Trust as we are expanding our service and offer to our carers. Our ethos is to provide quality placements for vulnerable children and young people within their extended family wherever possible.

What you will need for this role:

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • SWE registration
  • Relevant social work qualification with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience
  • Current DBS/DBS Update Service
  • Access to a car and a full UK driving licence
  • Fostering or Safeguarding with court work background

Who are HCL Workforce Solutions?

HCL Workforce Solutions provides services to both public and private sector organisations, covering Qualified Social Workers of all specialities including Children and Families to Adult Services and approved mental health professionals. HCL are at the forefront of qualified and unqualified social care provision.

Before placing you in any social work role, we will make sure that the job matches your skill set and is aligned with your ambitions as a social work professional. A healthy work-life balance is crucial to long-term success in any sort of career, so we will make great efforts to match you with roles that can accommodate your personal needs and commitments.

We believe that motivation and job satisfaction are key to ensuring that you are able to deliver the highest possible standard of care to every service user you encounter, so our recruitment practices reflect this.

Benefits of working with HCL :

  • A lucrative referral scheme
  • Weekly payments
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process
  • Career support and guidance from an experienced consultant
  • Full preparation and support before interview and throughout your placement

Interested in taking the next step in your career?

We’d love to speak to you about this role and client – if you’re interested in having a chat in more detail about the position, apply online today with your CV.

You can also give Caitlyn West a call on 02078618777 to discuss any questions you may have.

If this isn’t the role for you, we work with local authorities and private employers throughout the UK – give us a call to discuss how we can help find you the perfect social work role for you!

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.

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