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Advanced Practitioner (Children's Advice and Duty Service)

  • Job reference: CDC
  • Location: Wareham, Dorset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Qualified Social Worker (Children's Advice and Duty Service) needed for Dorset Council, £37 ltd an hour

Start Date- ASAP
Contract End date- 3 months initially
Pay rate - £37 ltd an hour
Team - Children's Advice and Duty Service
Location - Wareham
The operating hours are 8am-10pm Monday to Sunday and you will be required to work 37 hours per week by undertaking 3 x 11 hour shifts, over 3 working days per week as part of a rota. There is a requirement to work at weekends (approx. 1 weekend in 11) and to be On Call (approx. 1 week in 11 including a weekend)

*To ensure that all new referrals to Dorset Children's Services are directed through consultation/conversation to the right service at the right time.
*Calls from partner agencies are received through 'professionals only' telephone line between 8am and 10pm Monday to Sunday with the consultant social workers available during these times to provide advice and support to other professionals, asking key questions about the risks and strengths within families and then agreeing together who is best placed to meet the needs of a child.
*Ultimately you have the decision-making responsibility and are the most senior-professional on duty during evenings and weekends

What is required?
*Experience within children's social care
*Social work England registration
*Social work degree
*Enhanced DBS
*Ability to fulfil travel requirements

If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS;
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week.
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
* Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
* Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.