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If you are passionate about working with children and families and making a difference, why not consider your next opportunity with Gloucestershire County Council.

Pay & Reward

Gloucestershire are on an improvement journey and as part of this we recognise that pay and reward are a factor when seeking your next challenge. Therefore in addition to your salary Gloucestershire are offering:

- Welcome payments*
- Relocation package of up to £8,000*
- Retention payments of £2,000*
- Flexible working opportunities
- Parking available*

- Access to Gloucestershire’s social work academy

The Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy offers leadership of practice to develop outstanding Social Workers and Social Work leaders who affect positive change for children, young people and families in Gloucestershire.  The aim of our Academy is to support workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified Social Workers to our senior Leaders with their professional accreditation responsibilities and career progression options, as well as ensuring that our Children’s Services workforce receive the highest quality Continuing Professional Development to make sure we are the best at what we do. For more information on our Social Work Academy, please click here.

* All our pay and reward scheme offers are subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and are non contractual.

* Welcome and retention payments are subject to normal tax and National Insurance deductions are pro-rata for part time staff.


Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371.00 - £38,813.00 

Locations: All locations (Cheltenham, Cinderford, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury)

The role of a Social Worker:


As a children’s social worker you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our  assessments and decision making.  Through working with other staff within the service and partner agencies you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk. To undertake this role with us we need:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your curiosity, analytical and communication skills to deliver high quality assessments to ensure the best outcomes for our children and their families.
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

 

Apply -  Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Social Worker - (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371 - £38,813

Location: Gloucester

The role of a MASH Social Worker:

As a social worker within our MASH, you will work to ensure we keep the children and young people at the heart of our assessments and decision making.  Through working with other staff within the service and partner agencies you will ensure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.

In this role you will work in partnership with other agencies (health, education, police, voluntary sector etc.) to ensure families receive coordinated and appropriate support in relation to their assessed need.

You will need a clear understanding of the principle and function of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and evidence of the ability to determine positive outcomes for children and young people within tight timescales.

 

Apply - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Assessment Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00

Locations: Cinderford, Gloucester, Tewkesbury & Stroud

The role of an Assessment Team Manager:

As an Assessment Team Manager you will be accountable for a team of social workers on the front line. These workers will be making first contact with children and families, ensuring children are seen in a timely manner, quality assessments of need are completed and the necessary actions taken. To undertake this role with us we need:


- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your leadership experience including mentoring / coaching to support a team of social workers
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

 

Apply - Assessment Team Manager (Children's Social Work)


Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00

Locations: Gloucester

The role of a Safeguarding Team Manager:

We are on the lookout for resilient, driven individuals who can play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success. You will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service which will deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire. Through working with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will make sure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk. To undertake this role with us we need:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your leadership experience including mentoring / coaching to support a team of social workers
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture
- You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature

 

Apply - Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)  


Child Protection Chair (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £39,782.00 - £42,683.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of a Child Protection Chair:

Child Protection Chairs have a key role in improving outcomes for Gloucestershire’s most vulnerable children. Main duties and responsibilities include:

- Chairing Initial and Review Child Protection Conferences in accordance with regulations, guidance and departmental procedures, and manage a caseload of children on a Child Protection Plan to ensure there is no drift in their intervention, they are protected and they have their  needs fully considered and met.

- Undertake regular midpoint reviews of the children you hold case responsibility for

- Undertake monthly Audits of Children and Young People’s case files, and those who are subject to a Child Protection Plan.

- The Conference Chair has a key role in promoting and monitoring standards for child in need of protection and subject to a Child Protection Plan; as such you will utilise the Dispute Resolution Protocol to raise concerns when there is a need to challenge

- To provide a high quality service to children in need of protection through the effective chairing of complex meetings and acting as a point of advice and challenge for good standards in Child Protection work.

 

Apply - Child Protection Chair (Children's Social Work)


CSE Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371.00 - £32,878.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of a CSE Social Worker:

Your role will be a social worker in the Child sexual exploitation team. The successful candidate will be working directly with young people who are at risk or have been exploited. The candidate will need to have proven experience of working with vulnerable young people and have an in-depth knowledge of what exploitation is.

Alongside this there are some things we will require of you to be successfully appointed to this post, as well as your experience as a frontline social worker:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service

-Experience of working with vulnerable young people
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your curiosity, analytical and communication skills to deliver high quality assessments to ensure the best outcomes for our children and their families.
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture

 

Apply - CSE Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


CSE Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371.00 - £32,878.00

Location: Gloucester

The role of a CSE Social Worker:

Please note this post is part time - 0.6 FTE

Your role will be a social worker in the Child sexual exploitation team. The successful candidate will be working directly with young people who are at risk or have been exploited. The candidate will need to have proven experience of working with vulnerable young people and have an in-depth knowledge of what exploitation is.

Alongside this there are some things we will require of you to be successfully appointed to this post, as well as your experience as a frontline social worker:

- Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service

-Experience of working with vulnerable young people
- Your front line experience as a qualified and registered social worker
- Your curiosity, analytical and communication skills to deliver high quality assessments to ensure the best outcomes for our children and their families.
- You to provide high level support and challenge to social work colleagues to foster a learning culture

Apply - CSE Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser)

Salary: £25,801.00- £28,784.00

Location: Gloucester, Stroud & Cheltenham

Your role as a Leaving Care Worker:

Your role as a Leaving Care worker will involve working within the Gloucestershire 11-25 service supporting care leavers.

-You will work with a caseload of young people developing plans to enable them to transition into adulthood.

-You will be expected to work alongside Social Workers to ensure a smooth and supported transition when they come to leave care.

-Your core focus will be to work with young people, enabling them to develop independence skills.

 -You will provide care leavers with practical and emotional support.

-You will be committed to working in a multi-agency manner, thus providing quality services and outcomes for young people, as they transition into adulthood and independent living.

 -You will be a skilled communicator enabling you to build up effective working relationships with a variety of young people from different backgrounds.

 -The role may also at times involve supporting and leading group work sessions and encouraging and developing the participation of young people in shaping the services we deliver.

Apply - Leaving Care Worker (Personal Adviser)


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