Social Worker Band 5 / Band 6

Full Time

REF: NWR Soc 5/6

Carrickfergus, 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, Child Protection and Looked After Children. The social worker will also be expected to attend to his/her professional development through training, supervision and learning.


Hold a recognized Professional qualification in social work.

Have NISCC registration or be eligible for registration or have lodged an application with the NISCC.

Evidence of ability to work within a team

Effective communication skills

Evidence of ability to work with children/adolescents

Demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of the role of the post and job description.

Knowledge of Microsoft office products including at least one of the core packages i.e. Outlook (Email) Word, Excel, PowerPoint or MS Access

Knowledge of current issues relating to children/young people in care.

Demonstrate an understanding of issues of confidentiality.

Understanding of CARE model and TCI principles


Additional Information

Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment.

This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a for of transport approved by the trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post

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NWR Soc 5/6

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Full Time


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