Children's Social Worker - Edge of Care Team

Location St Helens
Job type Permanent
Salary £31,741 - 39,745 per year
Contact Ashley Eales
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Reference 168361

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Children’s Social Worker to work full-time based in St Helens, within the Edge of Care Team.

The salary for this permanent Children’s Social Worker job is £31,741 - £39,745 per annum.


  • Manage a protected caseload within a framework of supervision, including the referral, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action to ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, families and carers
  • Working within the standards of conduct, performance and ethics as described by the Health and Social Care Professional Council (HCPC) ensuring compliance with legal, organisational and multi-agency requirements
  • Work in accordance with statutory, organisational and local multi agency Policies, procedures and arrangements
  • Manage a protected caseload within a framework of supervision under the direction of the Team Manager, including the referral, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate action to ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, families and carers
  • Promote the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and their families in St Helens
  • Carry out timely assessments on children, young people and families in accordance with the Framework of Assessment and Working Together guidance
  • Ensure assessments and planning for children and young people actively promote the participation and engagement of all relevant agencies, the child/young person and their family
  • Prepare/facilitate care plans for children and young people which take account of their views and wishes in the implementation of these care plan
  • Assess the needs of children and young people who require social work services, including the identification of risk and the need for protection
  • Develop, coordinate and delivery multi-agency plans to meet assessed needs and to review these plans to ensure they continue to meet assessed needs
  • Undertake social work with families in order to reduce the need for care or accommodation, and a range of community care and safeguarding assessments in accordance with relevant statutory requirements, identifying risks and appropriate support plans
  • Participate in developmental activities as may be required to promote improvement of service or the use of resources
  • Accurately record, critically analyse and keep up to date information using the appropriate IT systems in accordance with the Departments recording policy
  • Produce relevant reports, including court statements to a high standard, as required
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with children, young people, their parents, families and carers to ensure the diverse needs are identified, met and regularly reviewed
  • Hold and effectively manage challenging cases, providing an exemplary service in line with statutory requirements and departmental priorities, improving outcomes for children and young people
  • Model best practice, setting expectations for others and to take responsibility for coaching and mentoring student social workers
  • Undertake the range of duties and responsibilities on behalf of the Department as specified in the Children’s Act 1989 and such other legislation as is or may be appropriate to work with children and their families
  • Investigation allegations of neglect, ill treatment or abuse of children and to make enquiries as to the need to provide services to such children, instigate Child Protection procedures or an application to a court for an appropriate order in respect of such children
  • Supervise children placed on the Child Protection or Children in Need plans
  • Provide the assessment and supervision of children looked after by St Helens Council in order that statutory duties towards such children are met
  • Undertake the preparation of reports, statements and such other legal documents as may be required in relation to children and young persons in both criminal and family proceedings courts within the relevant timescales to attend court and represent the department
  • Undertake assessments, design and implement care/protection plans in complex situations by a variety of methods of intervention and to encourage the development of quality standards and practice
  • Receive and manage the investigation and assessment of referrals and to instigate/recommend appropriate action
  • Manage a more complex caseload working with a high degree of personal and professional accountability and autonomy

Requirements of the Children’s Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Demonstrate competence as outlined in the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Children and Family Practitioners
  • Demonstrate effective practice in the most complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk, striking a balance between support and control, liaising with a wide range of professionals within multi-disciplinary teams, including more senior levels


This Children’s Social Worker job is advertised by Ashley Eales; 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.