Experienced Social Worker/Senior Practitioner - Children's Safeguarding

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Salary:£28,485.00 - £37,306.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Various - Gloucester, Cinderford, Cheltenham and Cirencester - GL1 2JU 

Closing date:25 January 2017 at midnight 

Experienced Social Worker / Senior Practitioner – Children’s Safeguarding

Are you a qualified Social Worker? Are you passionate about working with children and their families to ensure the best outcomes? What about an opportunity working in our frontline Children’s safeguarding teams?

Our children’s safeguarding teams include our Referral and Assessment Teams; who respond to initial child protection enquiries and our Children and Families Teams; these teams work with children and families who require further social work interventions. These teams are located across the county to best support the needs of the children and families in each community.

Current opportunities available:

Team: Children & Families and Referral & Assessment
Location: Cirencester
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Team:  Referral & Assessment
Location: Cheltenham
Contract Type: 
Hours:  Part Time

Team:  Children & Families Team
Contract Type:  Permanent
Part Time/Full Time

Team: Pods

Location:  Gloucester
Contract Type:  Permanent
Hours:  Full Time

Team: Children & Families 
Location: Cinderford
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

About you

  • You will be HCPC registered

  • Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children through direct work

  • Creative and credible in your approach

  • Experience of multi agency working

  • Have recent statutory experience of working with families and protecting children who are in need and at risk

  • Experience writing assessments and outcome focused plans with children and families

  • Recent statutory experience working with children in care

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research - you’ll be ready to influence and embed positive change

Our offer:

  • Nationally recognised Masterclasses

  • A comprehensive training programme

  • A detailed career pathway

  • A competitive relocation package of up to £5000

At Gloucestershire County Council children and families are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on building relationships, challenging preconceptions and assumptions to understand the lived experiences of children. Reflective practice and continual professional development is a priority across the service to enable us to grow and develop. So, if just like us, you’re passionate and committed to improving the lived experience of our children across Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you.

 f you are interested in other Social Work opportunities at Gloucestershire County Council don’t forget to review our Disabled Children and Young People Services, Children in Care and Children in Care and Care Leavers opportunities.

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. This post is subject to a DBS check.

For more information about GCC’s Children’s Services and our teams visit: www.gccsocialcarejobs.co.uk or follow our Principal Social Workers @GlosPSW.

For further information about the posts available please contact Kerry Cole kerry.cole@gloucestershire.gov.uk


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 ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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.