Social Worker - Children in Care Team

Job type Permanent
Salary £39106 - £48885 per annum
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Sanctuary Social Care currently has a permanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work within a Children in Care Team based in Aylesbury. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of Social Work Practice in Children's Services and be registered with the HCPC.

As the post holder of this role, you will receive a competitive salary of £39,106 - £48,885 per annum.

About the team:

  • The aim of the Children in Care Service is to achieve permanence for all children aged 0-18 years.
  • The service has five small units, three based at Easton Street in High Wycombe and two at New County Offices in Aylesbury.
  • The Children in Care Service completes assessments, care plans and Court work and undertakes all aspects associated with the looked after children's process.
  • The Children in Care Service works in collaboration with the Children in Need Service to ensure that permanency can be achieved at the earliest opportunity, with the Children in Care units completing CPRs alongside the Children in Need units before transfer.
  • The Children in Care service also work closely with Aftercare to ensure that young people have a smooth transition to adulthood, and referrals are made to Adults and Family Wellbeing where appropriate.


  • Following referral, to establish the service user's eligibility for assessment and determine the level of assessment required.
  • To work as part of the duty system.
  • To undertake assessments in conjunction with the service user, their parents or carers and other agencies.
  • Together with the service user and/or their parents or carers, to produce a care plan that will meet the needs of the service user and which takes account of policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Liaise appropriately with Legal Services and represent the Service in court as required.
  • To promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children's Act 1989 criteria, and taking account of other relevant legislation as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the views of children and young people are represented at each stage throughout the process.
  • Work with Social Care managers to ensure that the agreed care plan can be provided within the available resources and budget.
  • To monitor the care being provided to ensure that the needs are continuing to be met and to undertake reviews of the needs and service.
  • To reassess service user's needs periodically and, where appropriate, to amend the care plan following consultation with the service user and/or their parents or carers.
  • To provide ongoing support and advice to service users and parents or carers.
  • To identify areas of need which cannot be met and to systematically record and report the unmet need to the Manager.
  • To bring to the notice of the Manager any instances of perceived failure of a provider to deliver the agreed level of service.
  • To maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with policies and procedures, and use computerised information systems as appropriate.
  • To assist with the development of standards of practice and training and development activities.
  • To take part in working groups, sub-groups, etc. both within and outside the service.
  • To be aware of the Council's aims, organisational values and behaviours and their impact on this post.
  • To participate in the Council's performance management processes.
  • To carry out the duties of the post in accordance with the Council's diversity policy.
  • To carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the County Council in health and safety matters.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services

Apply today:

This Social Worker job is advertised by Amanda Hubert; 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.

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.