Social Care

Senior Social Worker Duty and Assessments

Job description

As a Senior Social Worker specialising in Duty and Assessments, you will handle cases from the initial contact stage, conducting both S17 and S47 assessments until closure, step-down, or transfer to the safeguarding teams. This role plays a pivotal part in ensuring the delivery of high-quality, consistent, and responsive services to children, young people, and families within the community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking comprehensive S17 and S47 assessments, ensuring thorough understanding of the needs and risks involved.
  • Managing caseloads efficiently, prioritising tasks and adhering to deadlines.
  • Collaborating closely with other professionals, including safeguarding teams, to ensure integrated and holistic support for service users.
  • Providing support and guidance to less experienced team members, promoting a culture of continuous learning and development.
  • Participating in regular team meetings, contributing to discussions and sharing knowledge and best practices.
  • Engaging with service users, families, and relevant stakeholders in a respectful, empathetic, and culturally sensitive manner.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records, adhering to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Attending training sessions and professional development opportunities as required, in partnership with the social work academy.


  • Degree in Social Work (or equivalent qualification).
  • Current registration with the appropriate regulatory body.
  • Proven experience as a social worker, with a focus on duty and assessments.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures pertaining to child protection and safeguarding.
  • Strong assessment, analytical, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with service users and colleagues.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as independently.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and upholding ethical standards 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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