Social Work Senior Practitioner - Assessment Team

Location Cambridge
Job type Contract
Salary £32 per hour
Contact Jenni Regnault
Call Jenni
Reference 168151

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Cambridge for a Social Work Senior Practitioner to work 37 hours per week, within the Assessment Team.

The pay rate for this locum Senior Practitioner role is £32 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.

The postholder will need some flexibly and working from the office on a rota basis/as required for meetings, normally one/two days per week/as agreed by the Manager.


  • Work collaboratively and sensitively with service users and their families
  • Assist the Team Manager in the supervision responsibilities for Social Workers and any alternatively qualified staff as and when directed by the Team Manager
  • Undertake timely assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service with a high degree of efficiency
  • Plan, implement and review services, actions and processes for service users in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service
  • Manage a caseload and engage in regular supervision and annual Personal Development Review with the line manager
  • Act as a practice lead to other members of the team and contribute to the induction of new staff
  • Act as a practice educator to ASYE’s within the team
  • Participate and lead in project and development work as required
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Authority’s policies and procedures
  • Fulfil the requirements of registration with the HCPC in respect of conduct, professional development and National Standards
  • Develop effective partnership working with colleagues in related teams/agencies both in terms of providing effective responses to service user’s needs and the development of integrated services
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy and other policies designed to protect employees and service users from harassment
  • Not to act in a prejudicial or discriminatory manner towards employees or service users
  • Counteract such practice or behaviour by challenging or reporting it
  • Comply with all Health & Safety at work requirements as laid down by the Employer
  • Carry out all responsibilities with regard to the Council’s Equalities Policy and Procedures and Customer Care Policy
  • Comply with all Health & Safety at work requirements as laid down by the employer

Requirements of the Senior Practitioner:

  • Social Care qualified
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Share the commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults

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.

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.