Social Worker in Children’s Social Services

Job Category: Social Care
Reference N/A
Service Milton Keynes Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Varied
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Varied
Rate Contact us

About the job

Opus LGSS People Solutions are seeking experienced Social Workers in Children’s Social Services for full time and part time, short term and long term, temporary assignments for Milton Keynes Council.

Milton Keynes Council are looking for someone to deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Milton Keynes Council.

  • First Response Team
  • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams
  • Looked After Children and UASC Teams
  • Disabled Children’s Team
  •  Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team
  • Permanence Team
  • Adoption Team
  • Post Adoption Team

The Post will cover a designated area of work within the Children and Young People’s Service. Milton Keynes Council Children and Young People’s Service provides support to families in need using a range of services including Initial Assessment, Children in Need Teams, Specialist Children’s Looked After Teams, Children with Disabilities Teams and Adoption and Fostering Services.

  • Opus is a priority recruiter for Milton Keynes Council, ahead of all other agencies, so you will be notified of job vacancies before other agencies are even aware.
  • Access to vacancies across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and, through our parent company, Opus People Solutions, you could also choose to receive notifications of jobs within Suffolk County Council.
  • We are a small, non-commission based team, so we work with a focus on what’s best for you.
  • Based within County Council offices, so easy access to our offices via public transport.
  • Part of the Memorandum of Co-operation, a regional agreement to ensure consistency and to address the challenges in Social Work recruitment. By ensuring any external agencies adhere to the MoC we are successfully driving down the cost of agency workers across the East of England.
  • A passion for providing excellent service
  • To be a qualified Social Worker
  • Three years’ experience in a qualified social care role.

Have you heard about our ‘Golden Hello’ scheme? Register with us today as a locum social worker and once you have completed 12 weeks within a placement you will receive £400!

We recruit to all temporary and interim vacancies within Milton Keynes. Register today, to be made aware of all our live jobs.

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