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Social Worker

Job Description

Social Worker

Warrington Borough Council are seeking a qualified and MASH social worker with experience in frontline social work in a local authority to join their team as a Childrens Social Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring high-quality effective social work practice by supporting on the response at the front door within the Children's Advice and Duty Service (MASH).

This is a full-time role, working 5 days per week for 3 months initially. The successful candidate must be office-based part of the week for 3 days, and there is hybrid working in place. There is subsidised car parking close by in a central town location with proximity to main road networks and working across a 10-mile radius approx in Blackburn and Darwen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responding to all new enquiries made at the front door
  • Supporting all team members within the Advice and Duty Service to meet performance demands
  • Developing a high standard of practice and decision making within the Advice and Duty Service
  • Supporting colleagues within CADS as part of their continuous professional development
  • Working collaboratively with the receiving referral and assessment teams as regards new work requiring assessments
  • Abiding by the objectives of both the Children's Advice and Duty Service and the Department as a whole and to follow the procedures and practices utilised in all aspects of the work, including computerised and manual systems, and the maintenance of relevant, accurate and timely records
  • Promoting and developing the Borough's vision and values


  • Qualified, registered social worker with experience of safeguarding and court work
  • At least 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Ability to use judgement and authority to intervene with individuals, families and communities to promote independence, provide support and prevent harm, neglect and abuse
  • DipSW, BA in Social Work or equivalent Social Work Qualification
  • SWE Registration

How to Apply

If you are interested, please call Chris Richardson 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 - £350 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.