Social Worker - Recovery Service

Location Swindon
Job type Permanent
Salary £38k per year
Reference 167752

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company within the private and public sector has a locum role for a Social Worker to work full-time based in Swindon, within the Recovery Service.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £38,000 per annum.


  • Uphold standards of practice for social workers as defined by the Health and Care Professions Council and in accordance with the BASW Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers
  • Practice in accordance with the BASW Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Workers (the national occupational standards for the profession) at the level of Experienced Social Worker
  • Manage complex caseloads, and offer expert opinion within the organisation and to others
  • Chair a range of meetings, offer expert support to case conferences, and produce high quality assessments and reports for a range of functions
  • Model good practice, setting expectations for others
  • Start to take responsibility and be accountable for the practice of others, mentoring newly qualified social workers, and supervising the work of junior staff
  • Undertake capacity-building with individuals, families, communities, user groups and voluntary organisations, and contribute their views on service provision to commissioners
  • Undertake complex person-centred assessments (including assessment of mental capacity where appropriate) with individuals and to plan for the provision of support and / or services with individuals in order to assist them meet their outcomes and to live as independently as possible
  • Support carers to continue in their role in complex situations
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of all information and activity onto the social care records database in accordance with work targets set by the Team Manager and Supervisor
  • Gather sufficient information about individuals in order to assess their needs against eligibility criteria
  • Contribute to local knowledge (within the team and the service) about universally available services, including what is available within the voluntary and community sector, as well as the Department’s commissioned and contracted services and to signpost/advocate for individuals accordingly
  • Practice in line with legal requirements, demonstrating a detailed understanding of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Continuing Health Care guidance
  • Undertake Best Interests decision making, including convening and chairing Best Interests meetings to fulfil legal requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Advise, guide and support colleagues to meets legal, procedure and practice requirements
  • Identify where adults may be at risk and to act in accordance with the Department’s safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Undertake the role of Investigating Officer, and Investigating Manager including Section 42 (Care Act) enquiries and multi-agency working in accordance with Swindon multi-agency policies and procedures for safeguarding adults, including gathering and analysing complex information and associated risks, and making recommendations in relation to Adult Protection Plans
  • Carry out one to one supervision once a month with allocated staff in line with the Post Qualifying Standards for Social Work Supervisors ensuring that supervision is timely and recorded and that any practice concerns are communicated to senior staff/line managers (Adult Services only)
  • Take on formal assessor role for newly qualified social workers undertaking the Assessed and Supported Year (ASYE)
  • Participate in Practice Education Professional Standards (PEPS) training and undertake placement supervision of student social workers
  • Represent the council in multi-disciplinary working with health, police and other colleagues, working collaboratively to ensure effective communication / information sharing and to support decision making processes
  • Write reports for court hearings and to present evidence in court, including Court of Protection and High Court

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Adults’ Services
  • Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk, striking a balance between support and control, liaising with a wide range of professionals, including more senior levels
  • Have advanced skills and knowledge in assessment, support planning and the management of risks for individuals and to be able to apply Council policy and support individuals to manage risk appropriately


This Social Worker job is advertised by Zehnn Young; 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.