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Senior Social Worker - Family Support

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Family Support
Senior Social Worker
East of England
Bedford, Bedfordshire
£41,707 to £46,446 per annum
Salary Description:
£41707 - £46446 per annum
Job Ref:

Senior Social Worker - Family Support - Bedford - £41,707 - £46,446 per annum

An exciting vacancy has become available in Bedford Borough Council for an advanced practitioner/senior social worker on the family support team. They will consider candidates with a range of experience, which makes this a great opportunity for experienced 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:

* £6000 bonus payments to candidates joining the MASH, Assessment, CWD and Family Support Teams (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.

Responsibilities as a Family Support Senior Social Worker:

* Liaising with other professionals
* Knowledge of relevant legislation
* Working with children on the child protection register, looked after children and children in need
* Attending court
* Working with Public Law Outline (PLO)
* Single assessments
* Chairing child protection conferences
* Child protection meetings
* Case conferences

As a Family Support Senior Social Worker you will require:

* Social Work England Registration
* Eligibility to work in the UK
* A UK licence
* Post-qualified experience
* Completed ASYE

For more information please contact


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

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