Social Worker

Location Lewisham
Job type Contract
Salary £35 per hour
Contact Ashley McSheen
Call Ashley
Reference 167447

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Worker to work based in Lewisham, within the Adults Learning Disability/Transition Team (transitioning from children’s to adults).

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £35 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 1-month contract.


  • Face to face to visits that will include care home visits so must have been double vaccinated
  • Work as a care management social worker to assess the needs of vulnerable adults and their carers, and to support them to arrange services to meet the needs and outcomes identified
  • The promotion prevention, independence and self-directed support, choice and control will be central to this post. Risk management and safeguarding will also be key parts of this role (including children’s safeguarding where relevant), together with case management support for those adult requiring frequent specialist intervention to meet their needs
  • Ensure service users and their carers receive timely and proportionate care management assessments of their needs that identify the outcomes they wish to achieve
  • Promote service user independence and recovery, including the promotion of Enablement and linking the service user to community based services that enhance personal wellbeing
  • Work as part of multi agency teams providing seamless health and social care services
  • Ensure that service users and carers are involved in individualised and creative support planning, encouraging choice and control through the use of personal budgets, including Direct Payments as the default position
  • Work with Community Development Staff to help people access community based services
  • Ensure that risk management and adult safeguarding procedures are adhered to in social work practice
  • Carry out any assessments and service users reviews to a high standard in a timely manner in accordance with procedures reflecting the needs and outcomes of the service user and carer
  • Work with advocates and carers where the service user does not have mental capacity to achieve outcomes in his/her best interests
  • Ensure the principles of the Mental Capacity Act are applied where appropriate
  • Ensure that all relevant case work recording is made on appropriate electronic systems in an accurate and timely manner
  • Be responsible for update Service User and Carer information and identifying and rectifying missing or incorrect information
  • Manage own work and use both professional supervision, and the Council’s Performance Evaluation Scheme, as opportunities to seek advice and reflect on and develop practice
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Work collaboratively with the lead officer, line manager and staff to provide positive peer challenge, and professional support to develop practice
  • Promote an ethos of helping people help themselves or one another through initiatives to facilitate and support increased individual and community capacity
  • Utilising own resources, promoting social inclusion and community networks, reciprocal support and sustainable caring roles, through taking a strength based approach to assessment
  • Partnership Working/ Team Work
  • Promote joint working at a frontline level, working in a multi-disciplinary way with colleagues in other departments of the Council and in Health
  • Attend team meetings and foster a positive team working environment
  • Take responsibility for own and other people’s safety, by ensuring that team members and other staff are not knowingly exposed to the risk of violence
  • Alert line management to any situation of high risk which may attract negative public attention to the department
  • Adhere to legislation, guidance, procedure and policy – both in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults (and children where relevant) and as an employee of the council
  • Ensure services are delivered in accordance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities and Environmental Policies
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post
  • Maintain and update own technical knowledge and continuous professional development
  • Maintain professional registrations

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults’ Services
  • Have worked with adults with LD, ADHD, ASD need good skill set no Social Workers who haven’t completed ASYE, post qualifying experience
  • Double vaccinated
  • Be aware of any potential children’s safeguarding concerns and liaise as appropriate with Children’s Social Care Services taking into account children’s safeguarding procedures

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 Social Worker job is advertised by Ashley McSheen; 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.