Social Worker/Senior Social Worker - Youth Justice Team

Location Uxbridge, Greater London, England
Job type Permanent
Salary £34,884 - 43,860 per year
Contact Lucy Pearson
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Reference 157429

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Uxbridge for a Social Worker/Senior Social Worker to work within the Youth Justice Team.

The salary for this permanent Social Worker/Senior Social Worker job is £34,884 - £43,860 per annum.


  • Provide a high-performing social work service to children and families in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and statutory requirements
  • Manage a wider, increasingly complex social work caseload including safeguarding, with more autonomy
  • Use range of frameworks for assessment and intervention
  • Provide support for trainees and other employees, including acting as a 'buddy' for inductees
  • Take responsibility for obtaining regular, effective supervision from appropriate Social Worker to ensure effective practice, critical reflection and career development
  • Be responsible for proactive measures in response to emergency safety and liberty issues
  • Demonstrate cost-consciousness in the application of available resources
  • Maintain knowledge of current team plan and of own contribution in delivering this
  • Demonstrate awareness and compliance with required Standards including the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (Social Work level)
  • Use a wide range of evidence sources to inform decision-making
  • Clearly report and record judgements, decisions and analysis using the appropriate system (Protocol/AIS)
  • Manage social work caseload of more complex nature and with high levels of autonomy

Requirements of the Social Worker/Senior Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children’s Services
  • Completion of the ASYE
  • Demonstrate expertise in one or more areas of social work practice
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding and use of knowledge related to area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and new evidence-based practice research
  • Recognise discriminatory practices and appropriately challenge service users, colleagues and senior staff
  • Postgraduate qualification in relevant SW discipline
  • Practice Educator Professional Standards
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Current UK Driving License or Equivalent
  • Access to own vehicle insured for work purposes
  • Ability to write reports to a high standard
  • Understanding of Children and Families legal framework and assessment process
  • Experience of working in a Youth Justice Team


This Social Worker/Senior Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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