Children's Social Worker - Connected Carers Team

Location Durham
Job type Contract
Salary £27 per hour
Contact Liam Burgess
Call Liam
Reference HQ00118251

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award-winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time in Durham, within the Connected Carers Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £27.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month contract.


  • Supervising foster carers

  • Supporting Foster Carers with Children on in the placement

  • Reviewing foster placements

  • Linking and matching children to foster carers

  • Participating in an office-based duty system

  • Participating in Looked after Children reviews and the decision-making process

  • Participating in foster carer support groups

  • Working in partnership with other professionals i.e. education and health professionals

  • Addressing and investigating allegations and complaints against foster carers and making recommendations to foster carers

  • Liaising with the Team Manager and LADO for advice and support

  • Supporting Foster Placements towards transition and staying put of older children

  • Carrying out Form F assessments

  • Recruiting foster carers

  • Attending core group, strategy meetings and case conferences

  • Working in partnership with the local authority's legal teams

  • Joint working with children Social Workers on Form C Assessments

  • Carrying out initial discussions and initial visits with prospective foster carers

  • Ensuring safeguarding and child protection legislation is being adhered to

  • Presenting Form F assessments to panel

  • Carrying out Form Reg 24 Connected Person assessments

  • Carrying out life story work with children

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

  • Form F trained

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team

  • In-house payroll system

  • A free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Social Worker job is advertised by Liam Burgess; 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.