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Childrens Social Worker

  • Job reference: XMSSWLCC
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: We are looking for passionate and committed Social Workers to join our Single Assessment team within the Leicester Childrens Services.

The service was introduced in July 2016 and is already making an impact in the way the council deal with assessment and protecting children. Receiving referrals from the Duty and Assessment colleagues, the Service undertake assessments including Child in need and child protection enquiries.

The post is for 3 months ongoing with rates from £28 - £32 per hour.

The service work with children and families and offer short-term interventions for families in need to resolve their circumstance with our support. If families require longer term intervention then the child's plan is progressed to the relevant teams.

The Service is embarking on using Sign of Safety as a model of intervention to support sound Social Work practice. That means you, as a Social Worker, will be making decisions about children, but with the tools and framework at your disposal, to offer them a good quality of life.

You will be offered regular reflective supervision, along with agile and flexible working that supports a sound work life balance. In terms of developing practice and learning you will participate in group supervision and mapping sessions on casework.

Why Leicester?
Come to Leicester city to see how they ensuring improving lives of children and families. It's the place to do great Social Work. At their last Ofsted inspection, Leicester evidenced its continued improvements in meeting the needs of our children. This is an exciting time to come to Leicester City and for you to be part of the ever-improving services ensuring children are at the heart of the work.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Theo at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed!