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Social Work Assistant

Posted 2 weeks ago

First Choice requires two full time band 4 Social Work Assistants for our public sector client based in Newry. Hours of work are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with a competitive pay rate of £11.20 per hour. This role is to assist Social Workers in the practice of quality care to children and families.

What The Job Entails:

This is a diverse role and will include a number of key areas including:

  • To assist Social Workers in assessing the needs to children, young people and families
  • To assist Social Workers in the implementation of Child Care Plans
  • To facilitate supervised contact arrangements (This will include driving duties)
  • To contribute to parenting programmes (individual and groupwork)
  • To maintain individual caseloads and provide reports
  • To maintain appropriate records

What We Need From You:

  • 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C including English Language or equivalent/higher qualification.
  • 6 months experience within a health / social care related environment working with children and/or families.
  • Current NISCC registration
  • Full current driver’s license

What We Would Like From You:

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own workload

What We Will Offer You:

  • Weekly Pay
  • A minimum of 28 days paid holiday’s (pro rata)
  • Inclusion into our company pension scheme

The Nitty Gritty:

  • 24 Hour on call service that can be accessed for emergencies
  • Closing date of advertisement 25th April 2021 at 5pm
  • Start Date – Immediately once relevant checks and training has been completed

The Next Steps, How To Contact The Team That Ticks All The Boxes:

  • Contact Scott Shannon at the Southern Division on 02830252100 or email
  • Simply click apply now.

First Choice is an equal opportunities employer

Social Work Assistant

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