Advanced Social Worker - Supporting Families Team (Assessment)

Location Croydon
Job type Permanent
Salary £44,790 - 46,839 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference HQ00120539

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced Advanced Social Worker to fill a permanent role within a Supporting Families Team (Assessment) in Croydon.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is up to £44,790- £46,839 per annum.



  • Undertake a range of statutory duties in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and in relation to children and their families who are in need/in need of protection, and other child care services.

  • Manage a Children and Families caseload of various levels of complexity, including assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of appropriate action and to ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. For looked after children, a key outcome will be the achievement of permanence


  • Manage a Children and Families caseload, to include complex and diverse cases involving assessments, reviews, interventions and preparation of reports to effectively meet the needs of the child.

  • Ensure and evidence that children, parents and family members are partners in assessment, planning and the delivery of help and services and this directly impacts on outcomes.

  • Promote a practice philosophy which seeks to empower service users, build on indivudal strengths, and develop strategies which support them to understand, manage and respond to risk and to ensure assessments and plans reflect this.

  • Ensure that partner professionals and agencies are fully engaged and coordinated in assessment, planning and the delivery of help and services.

  • Contribute to the delivery of the Service's engagement strategy and, depending on level, have responsibility for a particular relationship.

  • Build up a comprehensive knowledge of all available services and make full use of them through evidence-based matching.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services

  • Working knowledge of national policy and developments regarding children's social care, and policy areas that impact on children's social care.

  • Demonstrable working knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, standards and procedures.

  • Ability to assess children and families holistically in relation to their need for support and/or protection from harm

  • Able to make sound professional judgments.

  • Able to develop, implement and review evidence-based multi-agency care plans which focus on and successfully deliver safety and well-being outcomes for children.

  • Able to communicate to a high standard verbally and in writing, and to produce and present high quality reports.

  • Able to comply in practice with statutory requirements and guidance, and local procedures and standards.

  • Experience of working in a statutory setting with children and making professional judgments that deliver improved outcomes

  • Evidence of building effective relationships with children, families and other professionals.

  • Experience of effective analytical assessments and outcomes-focussed care plans.

This Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above 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.