Jobs In Children’s Services

As the UK’s leading social work recruitment agency, Liquid Personnel offers the widest range of qualified temporary and permanent children’s social worker jobs throughout children’s services. Our available roles span hundreds of teams across UK local authorities, fostering agencies, charities and more.

Specialists in children’s service recruitment

We offer hundreds of diverse opportunities throughout children’s services teams. Our children’s social worker jobs range from frontline social work roles, such as child protection, referral and assessment, adoption, fostering and leaving care. We also recruit independent reviewing officers and specialist assessment roles. 

As a children’s social worker, you’ll play a vital role in helping children, young people and their families through challenging times. You’ll work with parents, carers and other authorities to build stability and bring safety to children needing external support. 

Hundreds of vacancies

We offer hundreds of social work jobs within children’s services teams, including child protection, referral and assessment, children in need, and fostering. We also recruit into adults’ services teams, such as hospital teams, mental health, adult safeguarding and older people.

Tailor-made job searches

Our consultants will spend time getting to know you and carry out in-depth, bespoke job searches. We aim to find the ideal children’s social worker jobs for you, and will always supply you with a choice of employers and roles that focus on your skills and individual requirements.

How to find your next role with us

1. Apply or register

Apply for a job or register your interest

2. Complete your registration

Add your details and work experience

3. Find your next role

Your consultant will help you find your next role

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FAQs about children’s social worker jobs

What are the different types of children’s social worker roles? 

Children’s social worker jobs span a range of specialisms. They include but are not exclusive to family support social workers, fostering social workers, adoption social workers, healthcare social workers and MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) social workers, who are also known as the children’s duty team.

Children’s services jobs in social work also include working in out-of-hours and emergency teams, who fill in the gaps for around-the-clock support whenever urgent help is needed.

What opportunities are currently available in children’s social work? 

Social workers are in high demand, meaning that there will be many different career opportunities available to you.

At Liquid Personnel, we have a variety of roles available across many different settings. For over 95% of local authorities in England and Wales, we are their preferred recruitment partner. We also work closely with NHS Trusts, fostering agencies, not-for-profit companies, charities and more. This means that we can provide you with the widest range of social work jobs.

We help hundreds of social workers each year and are confident that we can help you find your perfect job as a children’s social worker too.

Should I consider agency social work in children’s services?  

If you’re thinking about agency social work, but aren’t too sure of what’s involved in going locum, Liquid Personnel is on hand to help. We are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of agency social workers, so will be able to offer you roles before any other agency can. A dedicated consultant will guide you from the moment you decide to register, and this advice and support will continue throughout your career with us.

Giving you flexibility over the roles you choose, control over your work-life balance and the opportunity to work in a range of settings, environments and teams, agency social work is an option that many children’s social workers are choosing to take.

What career progression opportunities are there for a children’s social worker? 

As a children’s social worker, there are various opportunities you can take hold of as you progress in your career, depending on the route you’d like to take.

With experience, you may want to move up to a managerial position such as a social work team manager or assistant team manager. Alternatively, you could pursue roles as an advanced practitioner. These include more specialised children’s social worker jobs such as practice educators and independent reviewing officer (IRO) roles.

Furthering your career can be done in several ways. Typically, social workers will either gain postgraduate qualifications, seek promotion opportunities or make a horizontal career move in order to take that next step forward.

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