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Children's Social Worker

Job Description

I'm looking for an experienced children's social worker to join Leicester City Council in their Children in Need Team.

Children in Need
Ideally need people that have been qualified for at least 2 years.
Also need people with experience of doing court work and child protection as this is their most pressured area as over 50% of their workforce are newly qualified workers.
Its hybrid working, Leicester like teams in on a Tues and Weds but will be up to the Team manager if any other days.
Caseload will be approx. 20.
Locums park where all staff park in local car parks and claim back their parking expense.

Main Role Responsibilities

    • Undertake statutory visits to children in care and who are placed in a variety of settings, including Foster and Residential Placements along with Placements at home with family.
    • Manage casework including Court Proceedings, preparing Court reports, statements, care plans evidence and giving evidence in Court.
    • Complete a variety of system work including risks assessments, review reports, care/pathway plans, case recordings and essential paperwork.
    • Undertake direct work, along with Life story work with children and young people to support their understanding of their journey and to achieve permanency

    • Social workers are essential professionals in family group conferences, leading care management meetings and attending wider service/statutory meetings.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this role please submit your CV via email to or call 01772 208964 to discuss the role with me directly.