Working for Avocet
We are always looking to expand our country-wide network of Independent Social Workers and as you are visiting our website you might be interested to hear what we are looking for!
Avocet values all the working relationships we form and continues to develop partnerships with solicitors, local authorities, voluntary agencies, parents and Social Workers. Working as an Avocet Independent Social Worker means working with us as opposed to for us. We balance the right costs for the paying client whilst equally rewarding our Social Workers for their quality social work services.
Avocet's Directors Paul and Nicci are both engaged in the field; keeping their practice up to date and relevant to the issues facing children and their families today. As part of our recruitment and selection process we request that applicants are able to produce a well written report evidencing their focus on the child.
We are looking for child focused Independent Social Workers with at least five years post qualifying experience who are able to work independently, flexibly and to set timescales. Applicants need to be able to write clear reports for the Court and families, always bearing in mind that one day the child might read their report wanting to understand how decisions were made in relation to their lives. At Avocet we quality assure all work undertaken by our Independent Social Workers to maintain our high standards and offer constructive feedback on each report.
We are looking for social workers who are confident and competent, with sound experience of safe guarding and care planning for children.
If you have the required skills and experience and Avocet sounds like the type of organisation you would like to work with then do send us a two page CV setting out your relevant training and experience for us to consider and then come back to you!
If you are looking for independent social work positions please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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