Senior Social Worker x3 – Children & Young People’s Teams

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Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams
Interim Position

Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1

Posted: 8th March 2024 11:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams

Reference no: Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1

Pay Rate: £23.03 per hour PAYE

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

Within the chosen service area to carry a complex workload reflecting high levels of risk, uncertainty and challenge, in line with the capability of an experienced social worker with a minimum of three years’ post qualification experience in a social work role. Contribute to the practice development of less experienced social workers, modelling best social work practice in a manner consistent with the overall vision and aims of the service. Regular supervision will be in accordance with the departmental supervision policy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers and, through building effective relationships, to elicit their needs and views and promote participation in decision making.
  • Communicate skilfully and confidently in complex or high risk situations, applying an understanding of the benefits and limitations of partnership work.
  • Undertake assessments in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Anticipate, assess and manage risk to children and young people in more complex situations and produce high quality assessments.
  • Plan, implement and review a range of interventions for children, young people, families/carers in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy and procedures for the service.
  • Manage a complex workload independently, establishing a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise. Model and help others with effective workload management skills.
  • Make pro-active use of supervision to support effective practice, reflection and career development and to meet the objectives of Professional Development Reviews.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures. Produce succinct, well-structured records and reports, clearly recording and reporting analysis and judgements.
  • Pro-actively engage with colleagues and a range of organisations to identify, assess, plan for and support the needs of children, young people, families/carers in order to promote positive change and independence, whilst demonstrating confident and effective judgement about risk to children and young people.
  • Play a positive role in practice development within the team, through mentoring and modelling good practice in assessment, interventions, inter- professional and inter-agency work.
  • Meet the requirements of the Professional Capabilities Framework, Experienced Social Worker level, and of registration with the Health Care Professions Council in respect of practice standards, conduct and professional development.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  • Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with the HCPC


  • Knowledge and application of the values and principles underpinning children, young people, families/carers’ involvement, including the right to access independent advocacy and complaints processes
  • Knowledge and application of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate social work practice in Children’s Social Care, including where scope for professional judgement exists
  • Knowledge and application of social work interventions in more than one area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and evidence based practice research
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of mentoring
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Professional Capabilities Framework as it applies to the Experienced Social Worker level


  • Substantial post qualifying experience as a social worker in a Children’s Social Care role (a minimum of 3 years) including sound experience of working with children, young people and families, managing effectively challenging and complex casework in a statutory context
  • Experience of working with children, young people and families prior to qualification
  • Post qualified experience.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrate skilled use of a range of frameworks for assessment and intervention
  • Ability to contribute to practice development and promote a learning culture
  • Ability to use electronic business support processes for maintaining case recording and diary management
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a range of audiences including children, young people, parents and carers and professional colleagues and the ability to communicate effectively with the public using a suitable level of fluency in spoken English, in line with the English Language requirement for public sector workers.
  • Ability to manage workload independently, maintaining professionalism in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to establish a professional network to support development of skills


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Job Ref: Barnsley TCL 0008 9CC9 / 1
Senior Social Worker x3 - Children & Young People's Teams
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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