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Social Worker – Looked After Children – Swindon

Liquid Personnel are currently recruiting for an experienced Social Worker to join the Looked After Children Service based in Swindon.

The Looked After Children Team works with children who are under 16 years old who have a care plan of long-term foster care. Service users will transfer into the team after care proceedings conclude and remain with us until they are sixteen.

What’s in it for you?

  • £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 our 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

What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for a caseload of more complex cases, providing advice to other social workers in relation to their cases.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with service users, their families and carers.
  • Maintain and update case notes and other records to required ethical and quality standards.
  • Provide advice and support and promote independence and early intervention, as necessary.
  • Write high quality reports as required and where required give evidence in court in relation to care proceedings.
  • Liaise with colleagues in own or other departments or external agencies to gather relevant information for assessment and care planning activities.

What we are looking for:

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


Social Worker – Looked After Children – Swindon

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Swindon
Salary: £32,231 - £42,635 pa