Social Care

Principal Social Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Working with children and their families to assist in decision making for Children to remain at home or return home to their parents.
  • Being responsible for all aspects of the case management including statutory visiting, care planning and review, and court.
  • Working with children subject to care proceedings and their families and produce work of an excellent standard which provides recommendations based upon sound evidence based analysis.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working alongside a multi-agency team of professionals, in partnership with families.
  • Taking a lead in the team using the Signs of Safety approach to social work practice.
  • To encourage and support the team in adopting the Signs of Safety approach.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of effective systems to ensure quality services.
  • Engagement with MASH in relation to referrals, supervising Wellbeing Assessments and Section 47 investigation.
  • Working in a multiagency capacity to support families.
  • Attending alongside the social worker at Child Protection Case Conferences.
  • Providing a consultation role on practice issues for staff and, where appropriate, managers.
  • Providing specialist advice and support across the team.
  • Providing supervision, mentoring and coaching to staff within Children’s Services as required and support other staff with students on placement to ensure good quality placements and development of the workforce.
  • Taking responsibility for delegated decision making appropriate to the role.


  • Social Work Degree.
  • Experience of working within a Child Health & Disability Team.
  • Experience of providing supervision to students and staff.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months - on the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

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.

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.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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