Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Children in Need

Location Wandsworth, London
Job type Permanent
Salary £32643.00 - £41666.00 per annum
Contact Jamie Bartlett
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Reference HQ00095273_1565607317

Sanctuary Social Care has a permanent vacancy for an experienced and dedicated Senior Social Worker to work full-time within a Children in Need Team based in Wandsworth. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services and be registered with the HCPC.

The salary for this permanent Senior Social Worker job is £32,643 - £41,666 per annum.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Act as the lead professional in statutory cases that require a qualified social worker, including child protection, care proceedings and looked after children cases
  • Undertake the full range of social work tasks with children in need and their families; assessment, planning, implementation and review (APIR)
  • Bring together and co-ordinate the team around the child to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to APIR and safeguarding
  • Establish and develop collaborative working with allied health and social care practitioners from children's and adults' services
  • Promote and model effective working arrangements with schools, children's centres and other settings
  • Develop a good understanding of evidence based practice and integrate models of best practice into day to day service delivery
  • Participate positively in professional supervision and annual appraisal (PrP) review, taking personal responsibility for the quality of practice
  • Take part in case/practice audits and contribute to peer audit arrangements as required
  • Build professional credibility within the multi-professional partnership by achieving practice standards and meeting performance targets consistently; providing accredited practice teaching as required
  • Actively contribute to team working, supporting colleagues, covering for colleagues in their absence and taking part in team meetings and development events
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the Team Improvement Plan
  • Understand and integrate into practice the key policies of the Council in relation to social care with children and families, especially multi-disciplinary working, integration and whole family approaches
  • Develop professional expertise in at least one of the key risk factors affecting the welfare of children; parental alcohol/substance misuse; parental mental health problems; domestic abuse; learning difficulties; and homelessness
  • Develop an excellent knowledge base of and collaborative working with local preventative and targeted family support services, particularly those provided by the voluntary and community sector
  • Demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in the use of the Council electronic case recording/reporting tool, maintaining accurate and up-to-date child records in compliance with the Integrated Children's System
  • Promote and demonstrate the meaningful participation of children, young people and parents/carers in the process of APIR, in all aspects of decision making and in shaping service delivery
  • Understand, promote and integrate into practice Council policies in relation to valuing diversity and promoting equalities
  • Consider and put forward ideas for improving the efficiency and the effectiveness of Council services to children and families
  • Contribute to the review of Council policies and procedures, particularly guidance and protocols for social workers
  • Enhance and promote the reputation of the Council as a provider of high quality services to children and families.

Requirements of the Senior Social Worker:

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


This Senior Social Worker job is advertised by Jamie Bartlett; 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.