Social Worker - Referral & Assessment

Location Chessington
Job type Permanent
Salary £33948.00 - £40728.00 per annum
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference HQ00095699_1593168565

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work full-time within a Referral & Assessment Team in Chessington. 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 salary for this permanent Social Worker job is £33,948 - £40,728 per annum.

About the job:

  • To deliver all aspects of high-quality social work provision to children and their families to support them improve outcomes. To undertake cases independently and demonstrate an ability to adapt the approach from first principles to deal with more complex or unusual cases, assessing and managing risks appropriately.

  • Safeguard and promote the welfare of young people, giving due consideration to their race, culture, religion and linguistic background.

  • To manage an agreed caseload of children and young people in compliance with casework objectives, statutory and departmental policy and procedural requirements, consistently maintaining the highest level of professional standards.

  • To undertake direct social work responsibilities as an allocated worker to the children and young people assigned, investigating concerns regarding a child or young person's safety or wellbeing, assess the risk and protective factors in the family and decide on the most appropriate course of action.

  • To work to range of legal options to support investigation and protection and accommodation; if required give evidence in court; using contingency planning to anticipate complexity and changing circumstances.

  • Complete longer-term work with families in order to meet identified need and improve outcomes.

  • To ensure the provision of clear written reports to child protection conferences, reviews, planning meetings and any other purpose as required, ensuring good quality casework analysis and risk assessment is evident throughout.

  • To ensure reports are prepared for Court are of high quality, and to support and prepare workers in the Court process, including giving evidence in Court, as required.

  • To work with children and young people, families, carers and communities to formulate care plans in partnership, based on their assessment of need, enabling them to clarify and express their needs and contribute to their planning.

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 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.