Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) - Children’s Social Care

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Salary:£28,221.00 - £29,909.00 

Working Hours:37 or 18.5 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Locations - Gloucester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Cirencester - GL1 2JF 

Closing date:29 April 2018 at midnight 


Teams: We have vacancies in our assessment, safeguarding & permanency teams

Have you recently completed your Undergraduate or Post graduate degree to become a Social Worker? Are you passionate about working with children and their families to ensure the best outcomes? Why not apply for the Assessed and Supported Year in employment with GCC.

Our ASYE training programme will enable you to work on the front line alongside experienced and established Social Workers within your team who will help to mentor and guide you as you build your knowledge and skills. Further to this our Practice Learning Team will provide bespoke planned support to ensure you achieve your potential.

Our children’s teams include our Assessment Teams; who respond to initial child protection enquiries, our Safeguarding Teams; who work with children and families who require further social work intervention and our Permanence Teams who develop and deliver longer term care plans with children through foster care or adoption. All teams are located across the county to best support the needs of the children and families in each community. We have a variety of roles available in across Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire County Council also works to promote internally where the position is the best fit, and will help you to work your way up the career ladder within one authority.

About you

You will:

  • Hold a recognised Social Work qualification

  • You will be HCPC registered

  • Be Enthusiastic about achieving the best outcomes for children through direct work

  • Be able to demonstrate creativity  and credibility in your approach

  • Have some experience of multi agency working

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

  • Have some experience in writing coherent assessments and outcome focused plans with children and families

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

 Our offer:

  • A comprehensive ASYE training programme

  • 1:1 reflective supervision

  • A detailed career pathway

  • Protected case load

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

For an informal discussion please contact Jessica Shere;, 07342085437

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.

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Only if you have difficulty accessing the information published online should you contact GCC Appointments & People Sourcing Team by telephone 01452-425888 or e-mail to quoting the vacancy reference number above.

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.