Social Care

Social Worker - Assessment Team

Job description

Job purpose:

Working as a Social Worker in the children's Assessment Team, you will be working under the general direction of a Team Manager, providing a high quality and effective social work service to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing professional leadership, specialist social work practice skills and knowledge to make independent decisions and support situations, in which risk of significant harm, ambiguity or complexity is greatest.
  • Demonstrating good analytical, interviewing and observational skills, to ensure the voice of the child is heard and is used to inform all assessments, decision making and interventions.
  • Using the Family Safeguarding model, engage with children, young people, and their families to develop effective and empowering working relationships which facilitate change and improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensuring legislation and statutory guidance is adhered to and challenge decisions where appropriate.
  • Acting as the lead professional and ensuring all matters in respect of safeguarding are dealt with promptly, effectively and in line with child protection procedures and escalated as necessary.
  • Demonstrating sound written skills through the provision of coherent, analytical and evidence based reports and plans for a variety of forums, including court, which are child focussed and reflect the impact of the child’s lived experience.
  • Working in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that all interventions are proportionate and timely, that people are protected from harm, and that their human rights are promoted.


  • Recognised professional Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors.
  • Ability to maintain high quality records, writing clear, concise, child-centred reports and plan.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, using own initiative and sharing expertise and experience with others.
  • Car driver with full UK licence. Ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide.
  • 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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