Social Worker - Children in Care Team

Location Northamptonshire
Job type Contract
Salary £32 - 36 per hour
Contact Leon Ali
Call Leon
Reference 168140

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has a locum vacancy for a Social Worker to work 37 hours per week based in Northamptonshire, within the Children in Care Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £32 - £36 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month ongoing contract.

Remote working options available in some teams. If remote working a laptop and phone needs to be collected from the office at the start of the assignment.

If office based full Covid-19 protection measures are in place. Most offices are working on a rota basis; however all offices are set up to be Covid safe.


  • A lot of court work for children in care cases, so will require a social worker with the experience and confidence to perform in a court environment
  • The cases allocated to the worker will be both new and existing, so some cases will need to be started from scratch, while others may need to be picked up part way through the progress
  • Complete standard core assessments for new referrals, and work with other external agencies to put protection plans in place

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Social Care qualified
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Ideally have a few years of court related experience under their belt, and should be well versed in all aspects of the court process
  • Confident team players, that can organise themselves effectively, manage a range of caseloads with varying levels of complexity, and strong core assessment skills

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.

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.