Social Worker Childrens Services

Location Bournemouth
Salary £40 per hour

We are looking for a full-time social worker to join our service to cover maternity leave.

Experience of working with children in care, care leavers, adolescents and/ or children and families without recourse to public funds would be ideal, but, most importantly, a keen interest in working with and supporting young people who have experienced trauma is key.

Strong, knowledgeable management support.

Candidate Profile
  • Possession of a recognised Social Work qualification CQSW, CSS, DipSW or equivalent
  • Any post qualifying award (PQI or II)
  • Must be registered with the GSCC
  • Extensive experience of social work in local government, the voluntary or independent sector.
  • Substantial experience of working with relevant client groups, especially those from different racial & cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience of supervising students
  • Ability to resolve contentious issues by negotiation
  • Ability to initiate, draft & produce reports.
  • Ability to deal with / record casework, communicate effectively with client groups & professionals in order to assess client needs. 
  • Ability to attend & organise case conferences & reviews for the purpose of assessing & monitoring the development of service users.
  • Ability to develop person-centred care plans.
  • Ability to deal with conflict and complaints.
  • Ability to participate within a duty team framework. 
  • Extensive knowledge of relevant statutory social work legislation.
  • Knowledge of the issues relating to the well-being of service users covering a wide range of clients.