Casual EDT Social Worker

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Salary:£32,486.00 - £37,306.00 

Working Hours:

Job Share:Yes 

Employment Type:Casual  

Location:Shire Hall Complex, Westgate Street, Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date:02 July 2017 at midnight 

We’re working hard to further improve our service for children and families across Gloucestershire. With a dedicated Emergency Duty Team providing emergency social work from 4.45pm-8.45am Monday to Friday and weekend and bank holiday cover as per the pre agreed rota. This post involvesworking alternate shifts in conjunction with another team member.

We have opportunities for experience practitioners to join us on a casual, zero hours basis. You will be called on as and when there is a need within the Emergency Duty rota. Enhancements will be paid for unsociable hours and training will be provided in areas where needed.

To ensure full duty cover at times of staff shortfall we are seeking to increase our pool of practitioners on a Zero hours contract. To work on an ad hoc as needed basis to cover staff shortfall.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within an Emergency Duty Team ensuring effective safeguarding and protection of children and provision of services to vulnerable adults.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Registered HCPC

  • AHMP qualified (highly desirable)

  • Extensive statutory experience in children’s, adults or mental health care

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experienced working within an Emergency Duty Team (highly desirable)

In return, we offer a supportive working environment for our staff and we run a focused and tailored learning and development programme to help our staff develop and grow. We have a structure which will support you to advance and progress in your career.

Gloucestershire has something to interest everyone with broad culture and variety. For more information about living in Gloucestershire, and working for us, visit

For more information about the role, please contact Lorna Talburt, Team Manager  or Chantal Ash at You can also follow us on twitter at @GCCSocialWork and search for GCC Social Work Careers on Facebook.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check. As part of our safer recruitment policy if you are short listed we will request references from your previous and current employer.

Application Information

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.

Below you will also find links to the Job Profile and Guidance Notes. Click ‘Apply’ to continue.

If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.