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Social Worker - Assessment and Safeguarding

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection, Children In Need
Social Worker
South West
Swindon, Wiltshire
£42,635 to £42,635 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £42635 per annum
Job Ref:

Social Worker - Assessment and Safeguarding - Swindon - Up to £42,635 per annum

We are currently looking for an experienced Children's Social Worker to join an Assessment and Safeguarding Team based in Swindon.

Our client has made big changes across the service they provide to ensure they provide the best care for children and great conditions for their staff. Some of the improvements include:

* Multi-million pound investment in staff and support
* Significant restructure creating smaller social worker teams
* New intuitive IT system to cut down on desk time and make mobile working the norm
* A separate 'Children Looked After' team to make sure they provide the best service for children in care
* High standards for management practice, support and supervision for staff
* Listening to their social workers by holding regular social work forums

Benefits of this Social Worker role include:

* £3000 "golden hello" payment after 1 years' service
* Retention payments of £2000 after completing 2 years' service and a further £2000 after 3 years' service
* Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (eligibility criteria)
* Competitive salaries
* Free car parking at their central Swindon campus
* A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
* 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) rising to 31 days after 10 years' service
* Leisure and Legal Services discounts
* Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts
* Flexible working

Responsibilities of this Social Worker role include:

* Home visits
* Undertake assessments and investigations of any issues relating to child protection
* Collaboratively working with professionals, practitioners and other agencies
* Statutory Assessment
* S47 enquires
* Initial Children Protection Conference
* Looked after Children first review
* Initial Court Statement

Essential requirements of this Social Worker role include:

* Degree or equivalent in Social Work
* Post qualified experience
* Registered with Social Work England
* Eligible to work in the UK

For more information please email


Contact Details:
Tel: 02038784727
Contact: Kieran Wright

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