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Social Work Assistant

  • Job reference: RMSFSWNCC
  • Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: I am recruiting for Social Work Assistant within Mansfield Nottinghamshire.

The position is to work within the Child Protection Services, providing work with children as specified in the CIN / CP plan, such as wishes and feelings work, understanding why social care are involved and working with the child on specific issues.

The position is for an initial 3 months ongoing with rates from £12 per hour.

Candidates are required to be able to start at short notice.

General Duties:
Direct work with adults i.e. going in and supporting parents to de-clutter the home.

Supporting children or adults to attend appointments. To provide the practical support and emotional support to ensure that important appointments are attended that are key to progress the CIN/CP plan.

Assistance with parenting assessments e.g. undertaking observations or reading historical files.

Life Story Work for children who are newly accommodated or have moved to live with alternative family members.

Home visits to children subject to a child in need plan if judged to be appropriate by the team manager.

Accompany social worker on visits where joint visiting is felt necessary.

Working alongside social workers to ensure that all relevant professionals are updated in relation to any key/significant changes in a child/families circumstances or plan.

Visit parents at home to complete health paperwork for Looked After (LAC) children.

Transporting children and supervising contact when this cannot be provided by the contact service.

Referrals to agencies, provide updates to agencies and gather updates as directed by the social worker, including completion of agency checks where necessary.

Support families to complete benefit forms and referrals such as furniture project.

Attending LAC reviews, child protection conferences, core groups or CIN reviews with the social worker who has case responsibility.

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!