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Senior Practitioner, CWD, Dunstable, Beds

  • Job Location

    Dunstable, Bedfordshire

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Min. 3 Months

  • Job Benefits



SocialWork 2000 are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner (Social Worker) to join the Children with a Disability Team based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Pay rate: £32ph 

About the team:

We are a specialist service that offers support to children with disabilities aged 0 to 18 and their families. We work closely with other services such as health, education and community organisations. The team consists of a Senior Practitioner, 4 Social Workers and 2 Social Work Assistants.

Senior Practitioners are responsible for meeting the statutory duties of the Local Authority in respect of children who are in need of support, protection and in the care of the Local Authority - Children Act 1989.  Additional responsibilities to contribute to the completion of Education, Social Care and Health Plans are contained in the Children and Families Act 2014 together with the legal duty for Local Authorities to publish a ‘Local Offer’ of short break services to Children with Disabilities and their families. For Children with Disabilities Services, additional specific legal responsibilities relate to the assessment and review of Short Break Services. 


  • Undertake the duties of a Social Worker Level 2 with the most complex and challenging cases to achieve best outcomes for children & young people
  • Challenge the practice of colleagues and professionals to promote effective and safe professional practice
  • Advise, guide and coach colleagues, encouraging critical self reflection, to enable them to deliver best outcomes for children & young people
  • Provide Supervision using the Supervision Policy to students, ASYE Social Workers and unqualified staff (with the assurance that any case supervision has management oversight) so that risk, performance and staff development are effectively managed
  • Assess the performance of ASYE social workers and social work students against the published criteria and support them to bridge any identified shortfall
  • Undertake delegated management responsibilities (including complaints management, ambassadorial roles etc) as requested from time to time 


  • Pay rate: £32 Ltd
  • In-house payroll company
  • Your own dedicated consultant who can guide you through the process and assist you each step of the way


  • 3 years post qualifying experience
  • Qualified Social Worker BA/DipSW/CQSW or equivalent
  • Current registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Must be a car driver
  • Need fieldwork experience in statutory children's services; experience of children with disabilities is preferable,

Referral Bonus:

Whether you are looking for your first, or next locum role, SocialWork 2000 are here to help you.  However, if the time isn’t right for you, but you have a colleague or friend (who is a qualified Social Worker) and is looking for a locum role, just refer them to us. 

Step 1: for anyone you refer, we register, and we promote for work you will receive £50* 

Step 2: for anyone you have referred and we place you will then receive a second payment of £50* on their first day of work. 

Step 3: for anyone you have referred you will receive a third payment of £100* once they have completed a qualifying period of 375 hours of work. 

Apply now or get in touch for more information; Call us on 01296 826120 or email

(*Terms and Conditions apply.  For more information please get in touch).




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