Children's Services



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


re you an experienced social worker with a background in youth justice and a passion for safeguarding? We are looking for a dedicated Senior Practitioner to join our Youth Justice Team on a locum basis, working within a proactive and supportive local authority in Staffordshire.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake initial risk assessments for young people involved in domestic violence (DV) incidents.
  • Develop and implement planned interventions to address identified risks and needs.
  • Conduct updated risk assessments to ensure ongoing safety and well-being.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for young people, providing consistent and reliable support.
  • Proactively develop and implement safety plans tailored to individual cases.
  • Conduct protective parenting assessments in high-risk situations to ensure child safety and family stability.
  • Collaborate with multi-agency partners to deliver coordinated and effective interventions.


  • Qualified Social Worker with valid Social Work England registration.
  • Extensive post-qualification experience, particularly in youth justice and safeguarding.
  • Strong skills in risk assessment, decision-making, and intervention planning.
  • Proven experience in conducting protective parenting assessments in high-risk situations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with young people and their families.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures related to youth justice and social care.

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive hourly rate of £33.30.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people and their families.
  • Work within a supportive and experienced team committed to justice and safeguarding.
  • Flexible locum role providing a balance between work and personal life.


If you are committed to making a difference in the community and have the expertise to excel in this role, we want to hear from you! For more information and to apply, please contact Emily Cooper at 07902371315 or email your CV to ecooper@sheldon-phillips.com.

Join us and help create safer communities through dedicated and effective youth justice work.

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