Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Family Safeguarding

Location Peterborough, Peterborough, England
Job type Contract
Salary £37 per hour
Contact Tom Loomes
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Reference 157900

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award-winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker/Senior Social Worker to work full-time based in Peterborough, within the Family Safeguarding Team.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker role is £37.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.


  • Work in partnership with children, young people and families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making.

  • Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service and in the context of assessing risk to children and young people.

  • Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people and families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.

  • Manage a workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties.

  • Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Performance Development Reviews.

  • Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.

  • Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people and families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work

  • At least 1 year’s post qualifying experience as a social worker in Children’s Social Care

  • Successful completion of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment or the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s Newly Qualified Social Worker programme.

  • Registration with the HPC

  • Knowledge and understanding of the values and principles underpinning the involvement of children, young people and families/carers, including the right to access independent advocacy and complaints processes.

  • Knowledge and application of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice in Children’s Social Care.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Capabilities Framework as it applies to the Social Worker level.

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 Tom Loomes; 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.