Job Vacancy: Qualified Social Worker


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Vacant Post:              Qualified Social Worker (intake, assessments and family support). Part-time position (3 days per week)

Salary:                        £28,000 (pro-rata 21 hours per week, part time position) plus 6% pension contribution (depending on experience)

Location:                    AFRUCA Head Office, Unit 3/DF Leroy House

Contract Type:          One year initial contract

Closing Date:             5pm 20th November 2017

Interview Date:          Week beginning Monday 27th November 2017


AFRUCA (Africans Unite against Child Abuse) is a national charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.

This position within AFRUCA enables us to respond adequately to the growing demand from various agencies for specialist cultural and country specific input into child protection case assessments involving African children and families. The post holder will work with others to manage AFRUCA’s capacity to conduct child protection assessments and support families going through different stages of the child protection system.

Our ideal candidate will have minimum 2 years relevant Post Qualifying experience in Child Protection Referral and Assessment and Family Social Work.  They must be able to provide evidence of registration with HCPC. They must have excellent skills in identifying, prioritizing and analyzing risk of harm to children. They must be able to adapt to working in a non-statutory, small organizational setting. They must have a strong, specialist knowledge and understanding of African cultural practices that impact on children. This post will involve some travel between our two offices in London and Manchester. Ability to speak at least one African language is an advantage.

The post holder must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to confirm suitability working with children. Benefits include good training and supervision with the possibility of contract extension.

For further enquiries about this position please contact Samantha Angela-Thompson, Social Worker on 02077042261 or email

Download a job pack using the links below:

Guidance Notes for Completing Forms

Cover Letter

Job Description

Social Worker Application Form

Equality Policy

AFRUCA Equality Monitoring Form

AFRUCA is an Equalities Employer, Charity registration number 1093027.

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