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Social Worker - Looked After Children Team

Job reference: HQ00091016
North Somerset
Up to £28.00 per hour
Social Worker


This vacancy has now expired.

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Worker to work within a Looked After Children Team based in North Somerset. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children's services.

The pay rate for this locum Social Worker job is £28 per hour (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

- To manage a caseload with various levels of complexity for children in care.
- To undertake a range of assessments of children and young people in need, or in need of protection, and their families, children in care, critically analysing all necessary information and responding appropriately to the needs of specific children and young people and any current or emerging safeguarding issues.

To implement appropriate support packages to ensure that:
- Children and young people in need of protection and statutory intervention can safely have their needs addressed whilst remaining with their parents, families and carers.
- Children and young people who are in need of protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation or significant harm are kept safe.
- Personalised support is provided that improves outcomes for specific children and young people where statutory requirements and powers have been used to place the child/young person with alternative carers
- There are sustained and improved outcomes for the children, young people, their parents, families and carers who are being and have been rehabilitated with their families
- There are improved outcomes for children and young people who are the subject of Child Protection Plans, Care Proceedings and Children in Care.
- To work with a range of partner agencies to reduce risk of harm and provide advice and support to children, young people and families.
- To implement, monitor and review the child/young person's Care Plan
- To effectively assess and manage risk.

Requirements of the Social Worker:
- Degree or equivalent in social work
- Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services
- Current HCPC registration
- UK experience as a registered Social Worker
- Car Driver
- 2+ years in a similar post

This Social Worker job is advertised by Amanda Brame; if you are interested in this position please click below 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 by contacting us. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.