Social Worker - Families Services (Adolescents)

Location Croydon
Job type Permanent
Salary £38,883 - 43,860 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 151048

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Croydon for a Social Worker to work within the Families Services (Adolescents).

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £38,883 - £ 43,860 per annum.


  • Undertake a range of statutory duties in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and in relation to children and their families who are in need/ in need of protection, and other child care services
  • Manage a Children and Families caseload of various levels of complexity, including assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of appropriate action and to ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and their families. For looked after children, a key outcome will be the achievement of permanence
  • Manage a Children and Families caseload, to include complex and diverse cases involving assessments, reviews, interventions and preparation of reports to effectively meet the needs of the child
  • Ensure and evidence that children, parents and family members are partners in assessment, planning and the delivery of help and services and this directly impacts on outcomes
  • Promote a practice philosophy which seeks to empower service users, build on individual strengths, and develop strategies which support them to understand, manage and respond to risk and to ensure assessments and plans reflect this
  • Ensure that partner professionals and agencies are fully engaged and coordinated in assessment, planning and the delivery of help and services
  • Contribute to the delivery of the Service's engagement strategy and, depending on level, have responsibility for a particular relationship
  • Build up a comprehensive knowledge of all available services and make full use of them through evidence-based matching
  • Maintain records that evidence our engagement with children and families, informs the quality assurance framework e.g. quantitative, qualitative and outcome information for the children and families; the views and experiences of children and families
  • Contribute to quality assurance exercises and activity as part of the service's quality assurance framework
  • Adapt personal practice in response to the findings from the quality assurance framework
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of research findings, legislation, statutory guidance and policy developments relevant to the service area
  • Apply the research evidence, legislation, guidance etc. in practice: in assessments, professional judgments, care plans, direct work with children and families and matching of child / family needs and services
  • Local authority statutory responsibilities relating to children in need, including those in need of protection and looked after children
  • Undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to employment and then every three years

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Registered as a social worker with the HCPC
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Able to work outside of normal office hours when required and outside of the Borough
  • Working knowledge of national policy and developments regarding children's social care, and policy areas that impact on children's social care
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, standards and procedures
  • Able to engage and develop effective professional relationships with children and families to achieve sustainable positive outcomes
  • Able to engage and develop effective professional relationships with other professionals and organisations for the benefit of individual children and families in assessment, care planning and delivery
  • Experience of working in a statutory setting with children and making professional judgments that deliver improved outcomes
  • Evidence of building effective relationships with children, families and other professionals
  • Experience of effective analytical assessments and outcomes-focussed care plans
  • Ability to assess children and families holistically in relation to their need for support and/or protection from harm
  • Able to make sound professional judgments
  • Able to develop, implement and review evidence-based multi-agency care plans which focus on and successfully deliver safety and well-being outcomes for children
  • Able to communicate to a high standard verbally and in writing, and to produce and present high quality reports
  • Able to comply in practice with statutory requirements and guidance, and local procedures and standards

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 Lucy Pearson; 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.