Social Care

Family Safeguarding Social Worker

Job description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting carers to continue in their role in complex situations.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely recording of all information and activity onto the social care records database in accordance with work targets set by the Team Manager and Supervisor.
  • Advising, guiding and supporting colleagues to meets legal, procedure and practice requirements.
  • Identifying where children may be at risk and to act in accordance with the Department’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Carrying out one to one supervisions once a month with allocated staff ensuring that supervision is timely and recorded and that any practice concerns are communicated to senior staff/line managers.
  • Participating in Practice Education Professional Standards (PEPS) training and undertake placement supervision of student social workers.
  • Writing reports for court hearings and to present evidence in court.
  • Managing an allocated caseload appropriate to the extensive experience of the Experienced Social Worker.
  • Working within Swindon Borough Council's policies, procedures and good practise guidelines in order to meet the needs of the children and families allocated.


  • Social Work Degree.
  • Registration with Social Work England.
  • Relevant experience in family safeguarding social work, with a strong understanding of relevant legislation and policies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional development and staying abreast of changes in social work practice.
  • 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

We have been helping 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.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

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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