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Social Worker / Senior Practitioner (Childrens) (Childrens Services)

  • Location: Staffordshire, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £33.3 - £33.3 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a dedicated, compassionate, and highly skilled Social Worker/Senior Practitioner to join our children’s service team. The successful candidate will play a key role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people across Staffordshire.


1. Manage a complex caseload involving various levels of risk and needs assessments.

2. Deliver high-quality support and services to children and families, with a focus on early intervention, and safeguarding.

3. Lead the way in complex child protection investigations and offer expert professional advice to team members.

4. Devise, implement, and review Individual Development Plans that are tailored to children’s specific needs.

5. Provide robust and evidence-based written reports for child protection conferences, court proceedings, looked-after children reviews and other relevant meetings.

6. Adhere to professional practice standards and legislation, including data protection, safeguarding, and equal opportunities.

7. Communicate effectively and work seamlessly with service partners to deliver integrated services for children and their families.


1. Diploma in social work or relevant degree (or equivalent) and registration with Social Work England.

2. Significant proven experience working in a statutory child protection team dealing with complex child protection cases, including court work, assessments, and care planning.

3. Knowledge of current legislation and policy relating to children and families, including the Children Act 1989 and 2004.

4. Strong ability to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external agencies.

5. High-level communication and reporting skills, both written and verbal.

6. Ability to manage high levels of stress, meet strict deadlines and make sound judgments in complex situations.

7. Clean driving licence and access to a vehicle due to the need to travel within the area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

Please note that this role demands flexibility, as some out-of-hours and weekend work may be required due to emergency situations.

Working with Seven Resourcing:

Established in 2011, Seven Resourcing is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of temporary and ad-hoc professionals. Rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot from 2000+ reviews, and with 20+ major recruitment awards, we take pride in knowing we can find you the best possible rates and a role you can be proud of.

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