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Social Worker - Leaving Care Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Leaving Care
Social Worker
East of England
£36,756 to £42,153 per annum
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Social Worker - Leaving Care Team - Permanent - Bedford - £36,756 - £42,153p/a

An exciting vacancy has become available in Bedford Borough for a Social Worker on the Leaving Care Team. They will consider candidates with a range of experience, which makes this a great opportunity for social workers to change direction and springboard their career.

This is a great time to join Bedford, as they work towards an exciting transformation plan. The focus is on developing the early intervention and prevention strategies, and supporting this with an efficient and effective social care system. 

Benefits of working for Bedford include:

  • £4000 bonus payments to candidates joining the Leaving Care Team (paid after 6 months probationary period)
  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package
  • A smaller remit that neighbouring authorities - Bedford covers a relatively small geographical area and therefore limited travel to visits
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Technology to support agile working
  • A clearly defined career progression scheme for all social workers.

Your duties as a Leaving Care Social Worker include:

  • Completing pathway plans
  • Promoting independent living skills for people aged between 16 – 21 years leaving care, which involves achieving appropriate accommodation, training, education and employment
  • Managing a high caseload
  • Statutory reviews
  • Employment assessments
  • Duty work
  • Managing the leaving care grant

As a Leaving Care Social Worker, You MUST be:

  • HCPC registered     
  • Eligible to work in the UK     
  • A UK license holder  
  • Post-qualified experience 
  • Completed ASYE

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 01619741673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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