Social Worker Band 5/6

Full Time

REF: NWR Strabane SW5-6

Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland

Job description

The Social Worker will be primarily responsible for the direct provision of quality social work services to children and families. He/she will normally work as a member of a social work team and under direction will be responsible for the management of a caseload.  He/she will also be responsible for the direct discharge of statutory duties in respect of children in need.  The social worker will also be expected to attend to his/her professional development through training, supervision and learning.


Current registration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council on the social work part of the register by the date of appointment; or be about to qualify summer 2019 and be eligible for registration with NISCC.


Current Registration with one of the Social Care Regulatory Bodies in England, Scotland or Wales and is eligible to register with NISCC. In these circumstances applicants must be able to demonstrate at interview they will be in a position to register with NISCC should you  be offered a Post by providing evidence of your current Registration. Before taking up appointment applicants must have secured Registration with NISCC on the Social Work Part of the Register.

Must have a UK driving licence and access to car.

Experience in the use Microsoft office products including at least one of the core packages ie Outlook (Email) Word, Excel, Power point or MS Access.

Additional Information

Main Duties / Responsibilities

For each of the following, the postholder will;

  • Engage in direct work with children and families.
  • Undertake assessment and 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.
  • Participate in effective interagency and multi-disciplinary practice.
  • Engage with service users and carers to promote participation.

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NWR Strabane SW5-6

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