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Date Added: Fri 16/09/2022

Social Worker - Referral & Assessment

High Wycombe, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £32,394 - £44,007 per annum

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a new permanent position available for an experienced Social Worker within the Referral & Assessment team to work full time, based in High Wycombe.The salary for this permanent Social Worker job is up to £44,007 per annum.Main Duties:

  • To deliver targeted and specialist social work services for children and young people in need of support, protection, and care.
  • To clarify eligibility and undertake statutory social work assessments, in line with agreed local thresholds, to analyse children and young people’s needs, risks and circumstances and confirm existing parenting skills and any capacity to change, as necessary and appropriate.
  • To establish a rapport and build a relationship with children and young people to ascertain their views, wishes and feelings and understand their lived experience through direct work with them.
  • To work collaboratively in partnership with parents/carers and promote a strength based, relationship-focused model of approach
  • To monitor and review the impact of support, protection and care plans to ensure that these continues to meet children and young people’s assessed needs and circumstances and delivers improved outcomes
  • To maintain all necessary records and documentation in line with agreed procedures and best practice standards, including children’s electronic records and other computerised systems.
  • To prepare for regular, reflective supervision and annual performance appraisal and progress agreed priorities and actions in a timely manner

Requirements of the Social Worker:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work.
  • Registered as Social Worker.
  • Understanding of the SW legislation.
  • Ability to relate professionally with the children and families.
  • Continuing professional development.
  • Access to use a vehicle.


  • Competitive salary.
  • A Golden Hello lump sum payment upon successful completion of probation.
  • New leave care scheme.
  • Annual leave up to 30 days per year, as well as other types of leave and the opportunity to buy further leave.
  • Up to 15 days a year training, learning and development offer.

Contact:This Social Worker job is advertised by Lucy Pearson; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.Reasonable Adjustments:If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

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