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Social Worker - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Referral and Assessment
Social Worker
South West
£29,909 to £38,052 per annum
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Social Worker - Children's Assessment Team - Permanent - Gloucestershire - £29,909 - £38,052p/a + Welcome Payment

A vacancy has become available in Gloucestershire Council for a social worker on the children's services assessment team. As part of their commitment to drive forward improvement, significant investment has allowed for a number of new social worker posts. For this role, Gloucestershire are considering candidates with a range of experience.

This is a great time to join Gloucestershire, as they work towards an exciting transformation plan. They are determined to work hard to keep children and families at the centre of everything they do, ensuring staff have the time to get to know these families and provide the best intervention.

Offices are based in Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

Benefits of working for Gloucestershire include:

  • A welcome payment of £3,000
  • Relocation Package of £8,000
  • Retention payments of £2,000
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free parking
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Smaller teams allowing greater management support and oversight
  • Improved office environments and investment in ICT and mobile working
  • Focus on direct work and visits to see children
  • Supportive and approachable management with 1:1 monthly reflective supervision
  • A clear career pathway from newly qualified to management

This Social Work Assessment role involves:

  • Preventative social work
  • Undertaking initial assessments
  • Having excellent assessment skills
  • Being a part of complex case decisions 
  • Liaising with other professionals
  • Undertaking part 3 assessments
  • Producing excellent part 4 care and support plans with subsequent reviews
  • Supporting colleagues as part of a duty system in place

As a Social Worker, you must be:

  • HCPC registered     
  • Eligible to work in the UK     
  • A UK driving license holder  
  • Experienced in children's social work

To find out more about this position please contact

Contact Details:
Tel: 0161 974 1673
Contact: Zoe Davenport

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