Children's Assessment Social Worker

  • Location

    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    Up to £28.00 per hour + Umbrella

  • Contact:

    Sarah Abney

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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OneTrue are recruiting for a committed Social Worker to work full time within the Assessment Team based in Hemel Hempstead. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working in the same or a similar service, be very dedicated, personable and willing to contribute positively to the team and service to ensure the best and most appropriate outcomes are delivered. Applicants must have previous experience working with UK statutory services and hold valid HCPC registration.


The pay rate for this Social Worker role is £28.00 (Umbrella Company) per hour and is an ongoing contract.


Choose OneTrue for the market leading locum package

* Free DBS and compliance service

* Access to roles first increasing chances of selection for interview

* Discounted FCSA Umbrella company rates (£10 per timesheet) available

* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

* "Placement Continuity Bonus" of £250 per 500 hours worked

* "Referral Bonus" £250 for each referral you make that achieves 100 hours in placement through OneTrue


Requirements of the Social Worker

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Recent assessment experience

* Strong Child Protection experience

* Experience of S47, S37 and S7 assessments

* Strong communication skills

* Flexible

* Ability to work in a pressurised environment

* Must be a car driver with access to own transport

* Liquid logic system experience is desirable

* Candidates without recent, extensive assessment experience will not be considered.


Specific Role Information

Hertfordshire are looking for 2 x Qualified Social Workers for the Assessment Team based in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead.


Car parking free on-site

1/2 day systems training provided within induction to HCC


Pay Rate:


PAYE (inc. pensions): £21.92


The HCC Assessment Team undertakes assessments of children and young people in line with requirements from the Children Act 1989 to establish their health and development needs. This includes speaking with key professionals who know the child and family such as schools, police, probation, health (GP, Health Visitor etc).


The team aims to promote the children's upbringing within their families and use special interview techniques to help families come up with plans that will ensure they can safely care for their children.


Each QSW will be required to be on duty 1 day per week with an additional 2nd day as duty back up/support - this therefore means that condensed hours and flexible working will not be possible in this team.


Assessment Teams are made up of:

Social Workers

Children Practitioners

Children's Information Advice Officer

Business Support Officers


Average caseload of 15 (children) per QSW.


Locums will receive:

Regular supervision

Monthly joint & individual supervision

iPad/mobile phone

Access to job specific training



The Social Worker vacancy is managed by Hertfordshire; if you are interested in applying for this position, please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.