Social Worker - Children-Duty & Assessment Team

Location Lancashire
Salary £17.01 - £20.10 per hour
1 X QSW required asap in the Duty & Assessment Team , Preston This is a role on the duty & assessment team. Duties will include; • Screening of referrals with guidance of manager. • Responding to professional and client queries to the duty service. • Holding cases from the point of referral until closure or transfer to alternative team. • Completing C&F assessments, S47 and occasional court and child looked after work. • Managing multi agency meetings. • Presenting cases at court and within CP conferences. Must have substantial experience PLEASE ensure that candidates have an in-date DBS/5 year references and CV's Please note interviews will be taking place via Teams due to the current circumstances, please provide us with an email for each candidate. Starting date – ASAP? Hourly rate – Starting at £24 but can be increased subject to negotiation and based on experience.? It is a really exciting time to work in Lancashire and our Children's Services are progressive and innovative. We embrace strength-based approaches, are currently embedding a family safeguarding model of practice and offer a challenging but rewarding working life balance. Working with children and young people is both challenging and rewarding, enabling you to make a positive difference in their lives. We understand the importance of our teams having the right support in place, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. We aim for caseloads to be between 15 and 22 (depending the function you are working in). We pay your mileage and we have a time of in lieu policy. ? We currently take a hybrid approach to our work; we mainly work from home but there are opportunities to come together as a team when required. Your office based will be Skelmersdale.