Senior Practitioner - Adults Initial Assessment Team

Location Tower Hamlets
Job type Contract
Salary £34.40 - 34.40 per hour
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Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Senior Practitioner to work full-time based in Tower Hamlets, within the Adults Initial Assessment Team.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Practitioner role is £34.40 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.


  • Support people to live independently, safely and healthily in the community. IA is the first point of contact/access for Tower Hamlets Adult Services
  • Processing all new requests for assessment, provision of equipment to facilitate safe hospital discharges/avoid bed blocking, initiate the failed visit procedure for cases held in IAT and provide general information, advice and signposting around social care issues including those cases open to localities/key workers
  • Be the first point of contact for concerns, queries and enquiries related to Adult Social Care in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Process and triage all safeguarding concerns including risk assessments, protection planning & onward referral if sec 42 Enquiry is required

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within adults’ services

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
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Senior Practitioner job is advertised by James Hunter; 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.