Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Family Safeguarding Team

Location Peterborough, Peterborough, England
Job type Contract
Salary £37 per hour
Contact Tom Loomes
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Reference 156974

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading recruitment company to the private and public sector has locum vacancies for Social Workers/Senior Social Workers to work 37 hours per week based in Peterborough, within the Family Safeguarding Team.

The pay rates for these locum Social Worker/Senior Social Worker jobs are £37 per hour (Assignment rate) and are initial 3-month contracts.


  • Carry a workload reflecting increasing complexity, risk, uncertainty and challenge
  • Work within relevant current legislation and the procedural framework
  • Work collaboratively with children, young people and families/carers to assess their needs and plan and deliver services in accordance with the social work team’s service area
  • 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
  • Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Social Worker level, and of registration with the HCPC in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development
  • Carry out all responsibilities with regard to the Council’s Equalities Policy and Procedures and Customer Care Policy

Requirements of the Social Worker/Senior Social Workers:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • 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 practice area relevant to the post, including critical awareness of current issues and evidence based practice research
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Capabilities Framework as it applies to the Social Worker level
  • Knowledge and application of social work interventions in more than one area of practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including children, young people, parents and carers and professional colleagues
  • Ability to be a source of reliable knowledge and advice to colleagues
  • Ability to use a range of interventions effectively and evaluate them in practice
  • Ability to use electronic business support processes for maintaining case recording and diary management
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families prior to qualification
  • Successful completion of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment or the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s Newly Qualified Social Worker programme
  • Evidence of post- graduate study
  • Ability to travel between locations
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective customer care
  • Understanding of and acceptance and commitment to the principles of human rights and equality and how they underpin practice

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


These Social Worker/Senior Social Worker jobs are advertised by Tom Loomes; if you are interested in these positions 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.