Social Care

Senior Social Worker

Job description

Working as a Senior Social Worker within Children’s Services, you will be assessing, risk assessing and providing a service to children and their families, where possible maintaining children in their families. In situations where risk cannot be managed, to develop plans which keep children safe and able to achieve their full potential.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of a team, undertaking tasks on a duty rotational basis, and providing cover for absent colleagues.
  • Promoting signs of safety as the model of social work.
  • Having case responsibility for children and young people in complex circumstances.
  • Providing guidance, mentoring and support to less experienced staff in their work.
  • Taking the lead in the team for specific crosscutting issues such as CSE, missing from home or care, at the determination of the Team Manager or Senior Manager.
  • Identifying risk issues in relation to the circumstances of individual children, and to ensure that there is safeguarding in place in order to minimise risk.
  • Ensuring that the needs of individuals and their carers are assessed holistically, packages of care negotiated, monitored and reviewed.


  • Social Work Degree.
  • Registration as a Social Worker with Social Care Wales
  • Extensive post qualifying experience within Children’s Services.
  • Experience of undertaking assessments of needs and identifying risks.
  • Ability to work on own initiative within a high pressured work setting.
  • An enthusiastic motivated professional worker who is committed to improving outcomes for children, young people.
  • 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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