Qualified Social Worker, Blackpool Council, Awaken Child Exploitation & Missing From Home Team


Ref: EN194-222

Division: Childrens Services
Specialist Area: Social Worker
Location: Blackpool
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Negotiable dependent on experience and pay scheme selected
Reference: EN194-222

Job Description

Qualified Social Worker, Blackpool Council, Awaken Child Exploitation & Missing From Home Team - Must be a Qualified Social Worker with a minimum of 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children's Social Work team

Our client is looking for a qualified Social Worker with 2 years+ UK Social Worker experience within a Children’s Social Work team

The team work extremely well together to ensure the safety of children under the close supervision of a supportive Team Manager

The responsibilities will include:

• Awaken is a multi-agency Child Exploitation and Missing from Home service led by Children's Social Care, Police and Health who’s primary function is to support children and young people who are at risk/ victims of child criminal exploitation and/or child sexual exploitation and bring offenders to justice
• As a Social Worker on Awaken, within our new model of working you will not be responsible for completing statutory functions i.e Children and Family Assessments; S47 enquiries; CIN plans and CP plans as your work will be focussed on building trusted meaningful relationships with the young person using a therapeutic model in order to build on their resilience and strengths to bring about positive change
• This exciting new way of working ensures that our Social Workers can dedicate the necessary time to children and young people who need our support the most. Our innovative and creative approaches allow us to engage young people outside of statutory constraints
• The team are looking to recruit a motivated individual with a diverse range of skills who is able to demonstrate a flexible approach and clear understanding of child exploitation and has a passion for working with adolescents
• Ability to write concise,fit for purpose reports/court statements and ability to maintain up todate and accurate records
• Experience of inputting into children’s services data systems (Mosaic;ICS)
• Liaise with other professionals
• 37 hours per week (flexible by negotiation)
• 3 month Temporary Contract
• Start date subject to DBS and reference clearance

Successful candidates will benefit from:

• A Kindle Fire upon commencement of contract (see terms)
• £20 Amazon voucher if registration is completed within 2 weeks (see terms)
• Competitive pay rates
• Weekly payroll
• Free access to a comprehensive online training portal worth £500 a year
• Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
• Receive up to £250 for each referred worker (see terms)

The successful candidate will need to hold a DipSW or equivalent must be registered with the HCPC, have a current DBS and be a car driver.

Please call the recruitment team where you will speak to one of our dedicated consultants on 0333 1234 530