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Social Worker

Posted 2 weeks ago

What The Job Is:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a newly-qualified Social Worker to work with our client in the Public Sector. This post is situated in Dungannon and is due to start on 26th November. The pay rate £11.21 per hour and the hours of work are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. As a Children’s Social Worker you will be the first point of contact for people who wish to share a concern about a young person who is not already known to social services. You will also provide an initial assessment of need for children and families and signpost to further statutory involvement.

Who We Are:

First Choice, now one of Northern Ireland’s leading Healthcare Recruitment Agencies, has come a long way since opening its doors in 1994. We employ over 40 consultants and place over 1000 temporary staff every week in a variety of Public and Private Sector Settings. We value our Healthcare Staff and the hard work they do and are currently looking for individuals to join our team.


Job Duties

  • Engage in direct work with children and families
  • Undertake assessment, case planning and to discharge a range of statutory responsibilities in respect of children in need
  • Participate in Child Protection and Looked After Children processes
  • Attend court and present evidence in legal proceedings
  • Provide support and advice to others
  • Promote high standards of social work practice
  • Liaise with relevant statutory, voluntary and independent sector organisations
  • Essential Criteria

  • Hold recognized Professional Social work qualification (CQSW/ Dip SW/ CSS)
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection policy and procedures
  • Desired Criteria

  • Knowledge of relation-based social work
  • Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary context as well as independently
  • More Information

    What We Will Offer You:

    • Salary: £11.21 per hour with yearly increments
    • A minimum of 28 days paid holidays (pro rata)
    • Inclusion into our company pension scheme

    The Nitty Gritty:

    • Hours of work are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    • Closing date of advertisement 03.01.19 at 5.30pm
    • Start date 10-1-2019
    • 24 hour on-call service

    The Next Steps:

    • Contact Aaron Lavery on 028 38316446
    • Email a copy of your CV to email address provided

    If you like the idea of making a difference to people’s lives and would like to expand your career in the Healthcare sector and work for one of Northern Irelands leading provider of Healthcare Staff then please contact the team that always ticks the boxes.

    Social Worker

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