Social Care

Children Services Social Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To implement positive change in complex cases in children, families and carers lives by using systemic social work methods, models and tools, with the aims of helping them to be as independent as possible.
  • To lead and oversee professional judgements in the context of the relevant legal and policy frameworks.
  • To carry out safeguarding enquiries, support the work of others involved in these enquiries, and to support children, families and carers with care and support needs to develop and put in to action plans appropriate to their wishes and circumstances.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing and monitoring on a high need complex and challenging caseload of children, families and carers with a degree of autonomy; developing and implementing casework while informing and making recommendations to management of any of irregularities/serious issues.
  • Undertaking and devising in-depth and robust assessments, care planning and reviewing activity and formulate recommendations for support plans.
  • Contributing to work across networks, communities and agencies.
  • Recognising and acting on actions on safeguarding concerns relating to children, families, carers and professionals with care and support needs, and contributing to the response to such concerns.
  • Co-ordinating work across networks, communities and agencies.
  • Taking the initiative, to form constructive alliances and to act as a change agent.
  • Working with appropriate independence, which will involve collaborating on equal terms with members of other professions.
  • Exploring and maintaining high level knowledge of legislation and regulations and departmental procedures relating to working with children, families and carers.


  • Social Work Degree.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Knowledge of complex social work theories and values, and research and how to apply these in practice using the latest and most relevant evidence.
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of proposed and actual legislation, statutory regulations and Government guidance and standards relevant to children.
  • Experience of direct work with children undertaking assessment of need and risk.
  • Significant and demonstrable post-qualification experience.
  • Extensive experience of successfully managing the most complex and challenging cases.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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