Children in Care – Social Workers/Advanced Social Workers

The Children in Care Service are responsible for achieving good outcomes and champion the safety and well-being outcomes of looked after children and young people through on-going assessment and care planning. This involves direct work with the children, families and carers, and applying evidence-based models Systemic and the Strengthening Families models of help within clear theoretical frameworks. For all looked after children and young people, “permanence” is a key outcome to be delivered – through adoption, Special Guardianship, Child Arrangement Orders or long-term fostering.

Children in Care social workers specialise in working with local children and young people, children who have a plan of return home, adoption, special guardianship, Child Arrangement Orders and long term fostering,. You will work with your Team Manager, colleagues, partner’s children and their families. You will engage in new and innovative ways of building relationships with our partners, our families and carers so the voices of our young people are heard. With a manageable caseload of 16, the service focusses on achieving positive outcomes.

With a commitment to working together and collaboratively with partners, innovative practices, backed with up to date research and best practice, you will aspire to do things differently, living our values as one team, proud to serve, honest and open, taking responsibility and valuing diversity. If you are committed to upholding these values daily and are keen to be a part of this journey, we will like to hear from you.

You must be HCPC registered and have completed your ASYE

Social Worker – Grade 11-12 (£37,098 – £41,847)

Advanced Social Worker – Grade 14 (£42,734 – £44,691)  

(Plus £3k Welcome and Retention package – £1,500 paid at 6 months, £750 paid at 12 months and £750 paid at 20 months of service)

Plus 31 days’ annual leave, development opps and much more……..

Social_Worker_Grade 11 and 12_Role Profile


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