Social Worker

Location Glenfield
Job type Contract
Salary £30 per hour
Contact Paige Westbrook
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Reference 167694

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time based in Glenfield, within the Mental Health Hospital Discharge Team.  

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £30 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

The nature of the work may involve the post-holder carrying out work outside of normal working hours.


  • Promoting Independence, Personal Care and Support
  • Deliver a high quality, person-centred, accountable statutory social care service, ensuring that vulnerable adults and their families and careers
  • Ensure high quality outcome-based responses to all citizens eligible for social care services
  • Providing appropriate responses or referrals within required timescales, organisational, policy and legislative requirements including the reimbursement legislation and eligibility guidelines
  • Providing prompt support to meet immediate risks and needs in crisis situations
  • Providing targeted, appropriate support to citizens’ self-assessments of their needs, working in partnership with colleagues in health and other partner agencies to contribute to multi-disciplinary assessments as required
  • Acting as care co-ordinator for citizens with complex needs, supporting high risk, complex assessments where there are specific concerns requiring a high level of specialist qualification and knowledge and/or where there are difficult life circumstances or serious trauma
  • Ensure that responses are geared to citizens’ ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic background, practicing in a manner and delivering services which are in all respects anti-discriminatory
  • Identify, investigate and manage potential safeguarding, mental capacity, continuing health care and other high risk situations where citizens’ safety or liberty may be at risk, working with all relevant agencies so as to enable citizens to take risks whilst protecting them from abuse, managing the risks to staff and the Council
  • Promote independence and facilitate solutions, providing practical, person-centred assistance for citizens, their family/carer and their support network
  • Assess and review their own risks and outcomes and determine the allocated personal budget
  • Design and cost a mutually-agreed best value support plan to meet agreed outcomes
  • Identify community and other natural support resources, hence maximising their assets using benefits, preventative/universal services and other funding sources
  • Liaise and negotiate with local providers, support networks, and other resources
  • Access, use and review their services, including the effective use of direct payments and the safe use of equipment and adaptations in compliance with relevant legislation, policy and guidelines on safe working practices
  • Identify and implement positive solutions in resolving any conflict between the  parties involved
  • Arrange, implement and review support plans if requested by the citizen, and providing intensive support if they require it to start activities or test new services
  • Refer to the line manager unresolved support and service issues
  • Facilitate complex care and support arrangements on the citizen’s behalf
  • Contribute to team effectiveness and response by working to and enforcing Departmental standards and, where joint working is in place, those of the NHS
  • Prioritising work allocated by the line manager and managing a caseload under regular supervision
  • Participating in a help desk/response system
  • Maintaining comprehensive accurate case records and IT records consistent with agreed fieldwork practice
  • Producing case reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences including meetings, conferences, court, panels and other agencies
  • Undertake the statutory functions of the Department relevant to the post, maintaining an up to date knowledge of legislation, policy and service developments in social work, occupational therapy and related areas of skill and expertise
  • Maintain efficient and reliable liaison with other statutory and voluntary agencies as well as other Council departments, having particular regard to effective working relationships with statutory and independent sector providers of residential, nursing and community based services
  • Develop expertise and knowledge of services, conditions and local community resources and to use this to contribute to the management and development of team, group and council-wide policies, processes, projects and services
  • Working predominantly under own initiatives, with a level of autonomy, accountability and expertise that recognises when line management support is appropriate

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • HCPC registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults’ Services
  • Able to assess, manage and review their own needs and risks, maximise their own independence and self-direct the responses to deliver agreed outcomes
  • Can access personalised care and support to meet their assessed needs and maintain themselves in the community
  • High quality problem solving and negotiation skills within a context of developing positive professional relationships with other agencies
  • Ability to manage time and a complex caseload effectively
  • Written work of high quality, showing an ability to produce complex and detailed reports/letters and comprehensive assessments of an excellent standard
  • A level of expertise and breadth of knowledge appropriate to their length of time in this or similar posts, leading to management confidence in their proficiency
  • An ability to plan and act appropriately during situations or crisis management
  • Appropriately supportive to lesser experienced staff
  • Willing to undertake DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Willing to undertake a DBS enhanced check

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 Paige Westbrook; 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.