Peterborough Social Worker CIC SW4517

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £40 per hour
  • Reference: SW4517
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SW Locums are looking for a UK experienced, Qualified Social Worker to work in the Children in Care Team, Peterborough.

This is a Hybrid role paying £40 per hour with visits required some across the county.

Requirements for the role:

  • Degree level qualification – Social Care
  • UK Experience of working as part of a multi disciplinary team
  • Recognised Social Worker qualification
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Relevant specialist post qualifying and or post graduate training
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Ability to actively undertake a specialist role eg Practice Educator or AMHP or agreement to undertake within the first year.
  • Minimum levels of knowledge, skills and experience required for this job


  • Proven knowledge, experience and understanding of child development, parenting capacity, environmental factors and risk and protective factors.
  • Proven previous experience of summarising, analysing and evaluating complex information
  • Experience of social work with families
  • Knowledge of relevant safeguarding legislation, statutory guidance and procedures.
  • Knowledge of key children’s agencies
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to communities from different racial and cultural backgrounds and Equal Opportunities
  • Experience of identifying and assessing need, formulating and implementing effective social work intervention.


  • Ability to write concise reports and have excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create a rapport and build relationships with children/young people and their families
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage own workload and be accountable for case work
  • Able to work with a person centred, strengths based approach
  • Ability to operate in a fast pace, changing environment
  • Ability to actively support and promote Equal Opportunities
  • To be able to thrive in a complex and demanding environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills including the ability to deal with complex issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner.
  • Ability to formulate and implement effective social work interventions focused on outcomes
  • Ability to lead and direct team members regarding professional practice and social work interventions
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to use a variety of IT devices, systems and databases.
  • Ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide.

With SW Locums you will benefit from working for an agency established for over 11 years and with over 50 years combined social work experience.

you will also receive:

  • Payment weekly, faster than anyone else.
  • Most generous rates of pay.
  • Access to our knowledge base from our vastly experienced consultants, who will offer you confident and accurate advice.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice, giving peace of mind.
  • Support network available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Access to on-going training opportunities.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” and “Find your own job” bonus scheme offering up to £500 for successfully placed referrals.*
* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.