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Children & Family Support Worker - Social Work Assistant

Eastleigh, Hampshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£22.00 Per Hour
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Hampshire County Council (HCC) are recruiting for a Social Work Assistant (SWA) / Children and Family Support Worker to work alongside qualified social workers. This is an ideal opportunity for a new qualified social worker who wants to gain hands on experience or someone with experience working with Children who needed safeguarding. We are recruiting for a SWA on behalf of Hampshire covering the Eastleigh/Winchester area. Social Work Assistants provide an invaluable role in the work of Hampshire Children's Services by supporting our Social Workers! You will be based in the busy Children's Reception Team processing referrals in respect of vulnerable children and young people. As a confident communicator, you will work collaboratively with families and a wide range of professionals in order to improve the outcomes for children and families. This role will also include working closely with Ukrainian Refugees. Role Responsibilities Undertaking a range of relevant tasks and responsibilities as prioritised and deemed to be appropriate by the Team Manager, to support teams in fulfilling their duties. Working in partnership with children, parents, carers and professionals. Using mediation and negotiation skills to support young people and their parents/carers in improving their relationships. Make sound recommendations based on the referral information received in line with the Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board and Children's Trust Thresholds Chart and confidently identify the risks and strengths. Experience of working in a busy, fast paced environment with changing prioritiesEssential Experience: You will have a good knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and young people Be able to identify risks that impact on their well-being and safety Experience of working with children, young people and families in a safeguarding environment Good verbal and written communication skills are desirable as is the ability to engage with children, families and professionals. Literacy, numeracy and I.T. skills are essential part of the role.Working Conditions include: 37 hours week - Monday to Friday (8:30am - 5pm) £22 per hour Hybrid Working to include home working and face to face visits Part Time hours considered Connect2Hampshire, part of Hampshire & Kent Commercial Services LLP, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates
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  • Job Reference: 706062709-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Connect2Hampshire
  • Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £22.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Temporary