You Care, We Care Too

The social work industry is complex and unforgiving in its nature. The repercussions of making the wrong hire can be severe, which is why our service is designed to provide our clients with a stress-free recruitment solution.

We can find top social work talent so you don’t have to.

Drawing on our comprehensive network, we locate the very strongest candidates with a proven track record of success. This results in service improvement; a more effective practice and lower caseloads so more children and vulnerable adults can receive the help they need. We focus on finding the best candidate for the job – not just the best available candidate.

No hidden fees. We provide a single “all-in charge” to our clients and we are transparent about our agency fees from the start. Whilst vendor managed services are able to facilitate high volume recruitment solutions, they rarely respond to the needs of the client. The way we work means we are not able to hide behind these vendor managed services, so the quality of our service and our candidates is a reflection of our reputation. Working with Paragon means you will invest in better quality candidates and longer-lasting placements.

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Once you’re settled into your new role, our friendly team will regularly check in and meet with you to make sure you’re happy within your role. We’re always thinking about what’s next, so if you’re coming to the end of your assignment, we’ll proactively look for suitable roles for you, as you build your career with us.

We are interested in speaking with social work professionals working at the following levels, across the UK:

Practitioner

  • Social Worker
  • Senior Social Worker
  • Senior Practitioner
  • Assistant Team Manager
  • AMHP
  • CAMHS

Management

  • Case Supervisor
  • Team Manager
  • Independent Reviewing Officer
  • QA Manager
  • Auditor
  • Commissioning Manager
  • Service Improvement Manager
  • Practice Lead
  • LADO

Leadership

  • Head of Improvement
  • Service Manager
  • Head of Service
  • Assistant Director
  • Director
  • Lead Auditor

What our Clients & Candidates Say

  • TEAM MANAGER, SOUTH EAST
    I started working with Paragon in March and their process was quick and effective. My consultant is always open and honest with me, making me feel I can trust their service. I was able to transition from Social Worker to team manager within 4 weeks of working with Paragon Locums within the same local authority, and that is a plus!

    - TEAM MANAGER, SOUTH EAST

  • RECRUITMENT LEADER, LONDON
    I am confident in approaching Paragon for advice regarding the market and candidates’ expectations, and trust that their advice is honest based on their thorough understanding of the industry.

    - RECRUITMENT LEADER, LONDON

  • PRACTICE LEADER, NORTH WEST
    It was refreshing to see the calibre of candidates that were shortlisted for interview and their breadth of experience, which may prove helpful in the future as we may commission them to work with other parts of the service.

    - PRACTICE LEADER, NORTH WEST