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Senior Social Worker - Children's Services

Job Title: Senior Social Worker - Children's Services
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £30.83 - 30.83 per hour
REF: LMHC10943
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Senior Social Worker to work in a Children's Services team based in Stoke on Trent. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday

Shift Times may vary

Temp Contract

Pay rates - £30.83

Job Purpose

  • To ensure that eligible children receive assessments, plans and service packages appropriate to meet their needs and improve their life chances.
  • To support peers by sharing knowledge and experience that can enhance their learning.

Key Responsibilities

  • To manage complex cases, ensuring that the welfare of the child or young person is paramount at all times.
  • To carry out assessments and manage child care plans within government and departmental prescribed timescales and standards, as required by the Team and/or Principal Manager.
  • To ensure that children, young people and their families are fully involved in the process of assessment.
  • To ensure that service user records are maintained in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • To ensure that the department’s and authority’s resources are deployed efficiently and effectively at all times.
  • To be responsible for the allocation of appropriate tasks to ASYEs, Apprentices and Social Work Assistants and to provide for the necessary support and guidance necessary for the completion of those tasks.
  • To undertake more complex case work.
  • To provide mentoring and support to others
  • To provide mentoring and support to others
  • To support group supervision as required by the Team Manager.

Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Appropriate Social Work qualification – Social Work degree, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or equivalent.
  • Meet HCPC registration and re-registration requirements.
  • Direct work with vulnerable children and their families
  • Significant post qualifying experience in a Child and Families setting

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Liam Murphy on