Social Work Senior Practitioner

Location Haringey
Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Contact Jenni Regnault
Call Jenni
Reference HQ00119793

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for a Social Work Senior Practitioner to work full-time based in Haringey.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Practitioner role is £35.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 6-month contract.


  • Work alone and outside of the normal working hours in order to provide an emergency social work service to children and their families in Haringey, an emergency Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service to Haringey residents with mental health needs and an emergency social work service to Haringey residents with community care needs
  • Work alone and take responsibility for the provision of an emergency social work service for children, families, mental health and community care
  • Ensure work is prioritised in order to ensure a safe and effective service
  • Provide professional advice in respect of child safeguarding policy and practice and undertake investigation and initiate action to protect children where necessary
  • Investigate the circumstances of children at risk of harm, children in need and to support, advise and where necessary, take action to alleviate need where identified
  • Take decisions about the accommodation of children
  • Assess the need for statutory orders under the Children Act and where necessary arrange and action these
  • Ensure that the voice of a child is heard and recorded and where appropriate and able to visit children and young people who present in crisis
  • Undertake Care Act assessments and arrange packages of care in accordance with an identified need
  • Where necessary arrange placements in Part 111 accommodation for adults
  • Act as an Approved Mental Health Professional for the purposes of the Mental Health Act
  • Respond to requests from Police to transfer young people being held in custody to local authority accommodation
  • Be able to identify those issues about which it is necessary to inform or consult with senior staff
  • Participate in supervision and performance appraisal in accordance with the Councils policy
  • Report any concerns about abuse or malpractice by colleagues, in line with the Councils Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Liaise with other staff in the Council and partner agencies so as to promote effective working together

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within children’s 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 Jenni Regnault; 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.