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Social Worker

Job Description

Duty & Assessment Social Worker

The Role:

Telford & Wrekin Council are seeking an experienced and qualified Social Worker to join their Duty & Assessment Team. The successful candidate will manage a complex and varied caseload, leading on complex assessments and providing evidence as necessary in court proceedings. The role requires the ability to demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk while promoting enablement and self-determination.


  • Lead on complex assessments and provide evidence as necessary in court proceedings
  • Integrate professional knowledge, the views of people using services, and research/evaluation evidence routinely within day-to-day practice
  • Demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk while promoting enablement and self-determination
  • Undertake complex tasks such as chairing significant meetings, offering expert support and advice to case conferences, producing high-quality assessments, plans, and reports
  • Communicate skillfully and confidently in complex or high-risk situations
  • Routinely and effectively apply critical reflection and analysis to increasingly complex cases
  • Draw on a wide range of evidence sources to inform decision making
  • Ensure hypotheses and options are reviewed to inform judgement and decision making
  • Undertake assessment and planning for safeguarding in more complex cases and help others with safeguarding skills
  • Contribute to the development of the organisational strategies and systems
  • Anticipate, assess, and manage risk, including in more complex cases, and support others to develop risk management skills


  • Social Work Degree
  • Significant post-qualifying experience in children's social care, including safeguarding children, assessment and support planning, and the implementation of interventions to improve outcomes for children and families within the borough
  • Comprehensive understanding and application of children's social work practice, and knowledge related to a specialist area of practice, including critical awareness of current issues and new evidence-informed practice research.


If you are interested, please call Chris Richardson on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £350.

The benefits of working with SCS:

  • A specialist dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact.
  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £350 per referral placed in to work!
  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK.
  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
  • Payroll service twice a week.
  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast-track online services free of charge.