Social Worker SW8747

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £38 per hour
  • Reference: SW8747
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SW Locums are searching to recruit an excellent, capable and reliable Social Worker to work in the Children & Family team in Lambeth.

The client continues to adopt a hybrid way of working, at home and in the office.

Agency staff have access to 90% of Lambeth’s extensive training offer.

As a Social Worker in our ‘Family Support and Child Protection’ Service you will:

  • Work with children and families who are being supported on ‘Child in Need’ and ‘Child protection’ plans
  • Have an excellent track record of working in similar statutory posts in the UK.
  • Have a caseload of 16-18 children – lower than the average Inner London Borough caseload.
  • Work with families in the court arena; completing timely, high-quality court reports
  • Attend and chair meetings
  • Complete visits in line with agreed timescales
  • Regularly review the work you are doing with families with timely ‘review’ meetings and up-to-date ‘plans’.

This client has a Systemic approach to working with families and communities.
By embedding systemic values in our innovative ‘Children at the Heart of Practice’ framework, they are inspiring, resourcing and enabling social workers to undertake impactful relationship-based practice.

Very well connected to public transport.

The client offers a supportive environment:

  • You will be part of a small team (6 social workers)
  • Be supported by an ‘advanced practitioner’
  • Have regular group supervision
  • Have the opportunity to practice in a reflective way with access to our ‘reflective spaces’ facilitated by trained systemic therapists.

Who we are looking for:

  • We are looking for social workers who share our values. Social workers who understand the importance of building strong collaborative relationships, are reflective, dedicated, and focus on great practice that makes a real difference to the children and families we support.
  • We want outstanding social workers who years’ experience of front-line child protection social work i.e. court / CP / CIN / CLA
  • You will have excellent written and verbal skills with experience of writing good quality court statements / child and family assessments / Child in Need Plans / Child Protection Plans.
  • We are particularly interested in social workers who understand contextual harm and are confident in working with contextual safeguarding approaches.
  • Social workers who have good knowledge of systemic principles and Signs of Safety will do well in Lambeth.
  • Experience of working with a range of risk indicators; domestic abuse, substance misuse, ill mental health, neglect, physical Abuse, child exploitation.
  • Ability to work in a team and on own initiative whilst managing your own time effectively.

At SW Locums you will benefit from:

  • Great, fast and accurate rates of pay.
  • Committed support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide. and exclusive training.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.*
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *


SW Locums follow the government guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.

* Terms and conditions apply to our bonus scheme.

Rest assured, we will look after you.