Social Worker - Children with Disabilities Team

Location Tower Hamlets
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £32.00 per hour
Contact Jess Ling
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Reference HQ00112327_1602860686

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time in a Children with Disabilities Team based in Tower Hamlets. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £32 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.


  • To work within a multi-disciplinary approach to provide early help and a statutory social work service for children with disabilities; undertaking child in need and carers and child protection assessments, undertake care package reviews, and contribute to Continuing Care and Education, Health and Care Plans.

  • To work in a multi-disciplinary context to safeguard and provide a high quality corporate parenting service for children looked after with a disability, to maximise their life chances.

  • Assess and help families' access provision which may include a range of universal provision; short breaks, individual budget or direct payment, personal care, mobility, communication, social, psychological or behaviour management support, advocacy; and services for young people with a disability preparing for adulthood.

  • Contribute and ensure that children and young people who are disabled or who have complex health needs receive coordinated, high-quality child and family-centred services which are based on assessed needs, which promote social inclusion and, where possible, enable them and their families to live ordinary lives


  • Prioritise and respond to requests for assistance, establishing sufficient information about the needs of clients so as to be able to determine the level of risk and the nature and type of support required.

  • Maintain accurate case records to include information and analysis, and fulfil national timescales, procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures.

  • Carry out assessments of needs and risk, and liaise with other specialists and agencies as necessary, and enable them to be involved and contribute to the process.

  • Ensure that assessments, planning and interventions pay particular attention to individual needs, strengths and wishes, and include critical reflection and analysis, aims, and options to achieve change. Develop and progress care plans as necessary, ensuring that care plans include clear statements of purpose, change, outcome and impact for child and family social work.

  • Undertake at all times to work respectfully and collaboratively with service users, and take into account the views of children, young people and their carers and to facilitate inclusive practice to ensure participation is achieved.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services


This Social Worker job is advertised by Jess Ling; 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.