Social Worker - Adult Assessments

Location Preston, Lancashire, England
Job type Contract
Salary £20 per hour
Contact Leon Ali
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Reference 157988

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 Preston, within the Adult Assessment Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker role is £20.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.


  • Provide an outcome focussed assessment service to adults in line with the Care Act 2014 and provide a professional social work service, including statutory and legal adult social care responsibilities to members of the public and/or their carers who require an assessment of their needs and carry out the assessment and take appropriate action including providing a time limited social work service.

  • Instil, promote and maintain working relationships with all levels of management, employees and service users (including other Directorates of the County Council and external bodies) which fully reflect the Directorate's Standards of Conduct and Statement of Principles.

  • Carry out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the County Council's Policies and Procedures and the Directorate's Statement of Principles and Standards of Conduct. Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that the assessed social care needs of individuals are met within the requirements of legislation and available resources, focussing on the strengths of the individual and the promotion of independence. 

  • Establish and review an initial support plan that is agreed with the service user, carer(s) and service providers. To undertake social care assessments, support planning and reviews in a timely manner.

  • Ensure the provision of high quality services to individuals through creative support planning which identifies measurable outcomes for service users and carers.

  • Utilise Liquid Logic (LAS) and other computer systems, for inputting assessment data; allocation and management of a caseload; recording of all contacts in relation to an allocated case; support plan and request the commissioning of appropriate services; refer to internal and external organisations; demonstrate availability for undertaking assessment/review visits.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • DipSW, CQSW or Social Work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Previous experience within a frontline social work adult assessment team

  • Experience in accepting referrals, gathering information, assessing the needs of individuals and their families, working within a Social Services Directorate or other Statutory or Voluntary Agency, working with a range of service users, managing and prioritising a caseload, working as a member of a team within a social care setting

  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle

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 Leon Ali; 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.