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Looked After Childrens Assistant Social Worker

  • Job reference: TMASWsunderland
  • Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: Assistant Social Worker - Looked After Children - Sunderland

As an assistant Social Worker, you will be required to facilitate and supervise contact between children and their parents and families. The purpose of the post is to assess and manage cases with a degree of complexity and risk taking action to co-ordinate resources and support to maintain or improve the wellbeing of clients. To facilitate and supervise contact between children, young people and their parents and family.

The Assistant Social Worker with be managed and allocated cases by the Team Manager. The position is for an initial 2 month period with th high chance of extension, and pay rates are £10.50 per hour.

Key Responsibilities:
1. To communicate information verbally and in writing to families, children, team members and social workers on a daily basis ensuring contacts take place with clear expectations of individual responsibilities.

2. To communicate information to different audiences in order to liaise with service users, team members and other professionals to ensure contacts take place at agreed times.

3. To undertake contentious and complex negotiations on a daily basis with social workers and service users.

4. To establish excellent relationships with customers to ensure that service users have confidence in the ability of the service to meet their needs.

5. To assess and anticipate customer needs to react quickly to changing demands and to provide relevant information identifying potential risks where co-working of high risk and preparing and working to risk assessments.

6. To devise creative solutions to ensure that contact takes place as planned and supervision of contact is sensitively managed, including the ability to engage both with children and adults and redirect problem behaviour to more positive engagement being directive where necessary.

7. The ability to defuse difficult situations with services users and colleagues.

8. To plan and organise own workloads, ensuring transport and venue arrangements are in place so as to make best use of available resources and be proactive in identifying gaps and future issues working flexibly to find solutions.

9. To make decisions independently and on a daily basis to ensure that planned contacts are achieved.

10. To measure the impact and effectiveness of plans, strategies and improvement activity by providing timely accurate information about activity to others involved in care strategies.

11. To use all available technology and practice models to ensure that the service is safe for workers and produces good positive outcomes for children

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!