Children's Services



Reference 1869

Role: Qualified Social Worker (Senior Practitioner)
Location: West Midlands
Team: Children In Care
Pay: £33.30 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum Contract 
In the office: Hybrid

Job Overview:

Are you an experienced Social Worker looking to take on a senior role without the burden of a caseload? We are seeking a Senior Practitioner for a locum contract, offering an attractive hourly rate of £33.30. This unique position focuses on reducing the number of children in care, providing a variety of rewarding tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct SGO Part 1 assessments and create support plans.
  • Perform parenting assessments.
  • Collaborate with allocated Social Workers to progress discharges for children.
  • Provide expert support to ensure the effective and timely reduction of children in care.
  • Engage in diverse tasks aimed at supporting family stability and permanency.


  • Social Work England registration is essential.
  • Extensive experience in social work, particularly in areas related to assessments and family support.
  • Strong collaborative skills to work effectively alongside other Social Workers.
  • Excellent assessment, planning, and organizational abilities.
  • Commitment to improving outcomes for children and families.


  • Competitive hourly rate.
  • Non case-holding role allowing for a focus on specialized support tasks.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse and impactful projects.
  • Supportive working environment.

How to Apply:

For more information or to apply, please contact Emily at 07902371315 or send your CV and cover letter to ecooper@sheldon-phillips.com.


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