Social Worker Bedford SW0058

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Role: Long contract
  • Salary: to £40 per hour
  • Reference: SW0058
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SW Locums are recruiting for a rare opportunity, which has arisen within Bedford Family Support Team.

The Family Support Teams hold CIN, CP, PLO and Care Proceedings work. the caseload is between 15 and 20, which is between 8- 10 families on average.

The Team works on a hybrid model however, request that all social workers are office based when on duty (once per week) and all visits are face to face.

Minimum requirements: 

  • Must have a degree in Social Work or equivalent and:
  • minimum of two years post qualifying experience as a Social Worker in Children’s Social Care.
  • Qualified Practice Educator or willingness to undertake training.
  • If qualified since 2010, successful completion of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment or the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s Newly Qualified Social Worker programme.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Evidence of learning, through Continuing Professional Development and its application to practice and/or mentoring.
  • Full driving licence and use of a vehicle for business purposes.

Knowledge and application of the values and principles underpinning children, young people, families/carers’ involvement, including the right to access independent advocacy and complaints processes.

Knowledge and application of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice in Children’s Social Care, including where scope for professional judgement exists.

Knowledge and application of social work interventions in more than one area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and evidence based practice research.

Knowledge of the principles and practice of mentoring with the ability to lead practice development and promote a learning culture. Ability to establish a professional network to support development of skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Capabilities Framework as it applies to the Experienced Social Worker level.

At SW Locums you will get:

  • Accurate and super-fast, highly competitive rates of pay.
  • Committed support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • Straight talking, conscientious and well informed advice.
  • We are available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide and exclusive training.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.*
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.