qualified social worker in seaham

job type
£ 168 per day
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job details

seaham, north east
job category
social care
job type
working hours
£ 168 per day
Fostering & Adoption
reference number
0191 233 1381
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job description

Are you an experienced Social Worker within Children's Social Services, passionate about ensuring the families you work with receive the help they need? If so, Durham County Council are looking for an Enhanced Social Worker to work the Fostering Support Team East based in Seaham. This is a fantastic opportunity for a possible 6 month contract with the view to extend this further.

If you are a Social Worker looking for your next Challenge, we'd love to hear from you!

You will be working within a supportive team with a committed leadership team which is focused on improving the outcomes of families across County Durham.

As a Social Worker on the Fostering Support Team, you will be responsible for the day to day management of cases within a small team that completes form C assessments alongside providing support and supervision to foster carers and Family Finding for children whose care plan is one of permanence This would also involve a safeguarding caseload.

This is a full time role which is 37 hours per week. The majority of staff work 5 days per week however, Flexible working hours are available.

Durham County Council l are an excellent authority to work for and you can expect competitive rates of pay along with other benefits from Randstad representing you as our agency.

Benefits of working for Randstad as a Social Worker:

Social Work recruitment specialists with over 12 years experience providing staff to social services across the North East and Cumbria
Consultants who have over 12 years of Fantastic relationships with our clients across the North East and cumbria to get you your ideal role at the best rate of pay
Dedicated consultants in other offices who cover roles in the rest of the UK
An unlimited referrals incentive, giving you a £300 voucher for anyone you refer to us
A full range of Free training available
Support and training to support your HCPC re validation
Guaranteed weekly pay
One committed and dedicated point of contact

As a Social Worker on the Fostering team you will be responsible for:

Carrying a complex caseload and maintaining accurate, up to date files
Working directly with families, children and young people of a set age range
Carrying out initial / core assessments and reviews
Developing and implementing child centred care plans
Report writing
Liaising with other professional bodies where appropriate
Carry out home visits, visits to children's homes, child protection investigations and possibly attend court
Setting high standards is key and must deliver excellent practice, motivating all staff to do the same.

The minimum requirements for this role are:

-HCPC Qualification

-Social Work Qualification

Randstad Care is a specialist Social Work recruitment agency. Our specialist consultants work with Local Authorities, NHS, and Private and Voluntary organisations across the UK. Whether you are looking for an interim post close to home, or nationally, we are able to assist you with a dedicated point of contact to provide support and guidance.

Do you know any Social Workers, Senior Social Workers, Managers or Senior Managers looking for a new role? If so, we offer a fantastic refer a friend scheme, where you could receive £300 in vouchers for every referral!

If you wish to apply for this role or would like to discuss any of the other opportunities we have then please contact Hayley on 0191 2331381, or click Apply below.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.


be able to manage challenging situations



educational requirements

BA in social work