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Gloucestershire County Council

Social Worker/Senior Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Reference 

£32,234 - £39,880

Posted Date

Gloucestershire

Closing Date

6/SW/21/385

7 July 2021

31 July 2021

Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

If you think you can make that difference, we need to hear from you.

We are looking for the very best social workers and we are currently recruiting to vacancies in our assessment, safeguarding and permanency teams across Gloucestershire.

Reward & Support: Here’s what we offer in return for your hard work. A generous pay and reward programme including:


- £4,000 Welcome Payment*

- £2,000 Retention Payment*

- Up to £8,000 Relocation Package

- Flexible working opportunities

- Employee Benefits Programme

- Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.


The Social Worker salary is between £32,234 and £33,782. The Senior Social Worker salary is between £34,728 and £39,880 subject to experience. The attached job profiles and competency framework outline the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for both roles.

We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support and encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential.

Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support available to staff and that caseloads are kept at a manageable level with a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, 4 Social Workers and an ASYE making up each team’s full complement of staff. We need resilient, driven individuals who will play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpin the work we do: Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect. For more information about our values, please click here.

Your Role: You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire. Through working with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.

As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:


- Social Work England registration

- A recognised qualification in Social Work

- To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)

- A full driving licence and willingness to drive

- DBS clearance


About our Social Work Academy: The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding Social Workers and Social Work leaders who effect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire. The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified Social Workers to our Senior Leaders, with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options, as well as ensuring that our Children’s Services workforce receive the highest quality Continuing Professional Development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy please click here.

For an informal chat about this role, please email CSWRecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours!

To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience all applicants will receive a call from the recruitment team to discuss this role, where you would like to practice and in what area, and to book you in for an interview.

Application Information:
This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.

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