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Social Worker Looked After Children Services

  • Job reference: 280420201
  • Location: Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Service care solutions are looking for Experienced Social Worker to Join the Looked After Children Team with luton council on Temp Basis.


Receive and co-ordinate complex referrals, undertake the resulting assessments/devising care plans, arranging action and reviewing services for children and families, including influencing the direction of future services.

managing a case load of min 20 case. Many of them complex in nature.
Permanency planning , some CP work and long term planning.

1. Complete professional assessments of need and risk in respect of service users and carers using the Department of Health and Luton Borough Council criteria for children in need and significant harm. Taking the lead role and responsibility, you co-ordinate the multi-agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need.

2. Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers e.g. care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council's representative and providing instruction to legal counsel.

3. Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service users. Promote anti-discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users.

4. Keep appropriate case records, statistics and information. Provide case reports and witness statements for Court when required, accountable to the requirements of both internal/external agencies in line with Luton Borough Council Policies and Procedures.

5. Ensure that the needs of service users are regularly reviewed and changes in circumstances and newly identified needs are addressed. This will necessitate organising and chairing multi agency meetings.



Please Call Louise Rutter on 01772 208964 to Discuss more or Apply

Contract Details:
Temp 12 weeks locum role - with possible extension
Pay Rate - up to £34ph LTD
Hours - 37 per week
Location - Town Hall Luton
Role - Social Worker Looked After Children Services


Currently Due to COV19 there will be home base working and Virtual Contact with clients


If you are interested in the roles above, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Louise Rutter at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email louise.rutter@servicecare.org.uk We offer £250 for any referrals!!

Benefits of working with Service care solutions
Free Payroll Service*
SCS will fund the £9 a week fee via ARCH Umbrella Company! if you secure a Qualified Social worker role.
Candidate Referral Bonus
SCS offer £250 for every Qualified Social Worker you refer over to us!
(£150 after 6 weeks in the assignment and £100 after completing 12 weeks)
Find your own job bonus
SCS will offer £150 to Qualified Social Workers sourcing their own job and referring it to the agency you must be placed in the role for 4weeks before payment can be made!
Permanent Qualified Social Worker Bonus*
If you are placed in to a permanent position by SCS we will pay £250 after you have completed 12 weeks in the role!
Subsidised training
SCS will pay up to £250 each year to help with your Continuing Professional Development

Loyalty Reward Scheme
SCS will pay a "Thank you" bonus to Qualified Social Workers after each 12-month period they complete with SCS.