Social Care

Social Work Assistant

Job description

As a Social Work Assistant, you will be supporting qualified Social Workers in helping, advising and protecting a wide range of vulnerable individuals.

Responsibilities include, but isn’t limited to:

  • Assisting and working with social workers to ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable children/young people.  
  • Providing direct support to children and families, to enable plans to be to progressed in a more timely manner.
  • Working in partnership with colleagues from a range of different agencies to enable good communication, and ensure children and young people are safeguarded.
  • Actively contributing to the professional development of yourself and others.
  • Assisting social workers and others in the assessment of need and the implementation of plans for children and families.
  • Participating in team activities e.g. team meetings, case discussions, reviews of team work.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships and contributing to a working environment which is safe, considerate and supportive to all.


  • Experience of working with children, young people and their families in a social care environment, through paid or voluntary work experience.
  • Experience of working in a team.
  • Experience of managing challenging situations or conflict.
  • Experience of working to deadline, managing priorities and ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience of keeping records of work undertaken.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.

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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