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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.



Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) - Children's Social Care

Salary: £28,785.00 - £30,507.00

Location: Various in Gloucestershire

Teams: We have vacancies in our assessment, safeguarding, permanence and disabilities teams.

Our ASYE training programme will support you to grow and develop to work on the front line alongside experienced and established Social Workers within your team. You will be mentored and guided as you build your knowledge and skills. Further to this our Practice Learning Team will provide bespoke planned support to ensure you achieve your potential.

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 Newly Qualified Social Workers:

  • A welcome payment of £3,000
  • Relocation Package of up to £8,000
  • Retention payments of £2,000
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Parking available

     

To undertake this role with us we need:

  • Your commitment and enthusiasm to add value to our Children’s Service
  • You to foster a learning culture with a high level of support and challenge
  • You to also bring resilience to manage situations of a challenging nature
  • Your curiosity, analytical and communication skills to deliver high quality assessments to ensure the best outcomes for our children and their families.

 

Apply: Newly Qualified Social Worker (ASYE) - Children's Social Care


Fostering Social Worker - Children's Services

Salary: £31,371.00 - £32,878.00

Gloucestershire Fostering Service are passionate about making a difference and recognise its role as vital in ensuring the care to child in care and the families who care for them is of a high standard. We have significant investment in the fostering resource from the council who are supportive of our growth and development which will provide more child in care with in house foster placements. We want local children placed with local families.

As part of this we are recruiting Supervising Social Workers to recruit, assess and support foster carers including connected carers. We will support low numbers of foster carers enabling us to provide excellent care and retention to foster carers.

We are looking for Social Workers who ideally have fostering experience, are passionate about children and being able to work with foster carers to ensure they meet the fostering standards and provide excellent care. Are you a good team player, able to be flexible, manage your time effectively, write analytical quality reports and meet deadlines then please contact us for a discussion as we would welcome you aboard to join our resource at what is a really exciting time.

 

Apply: Fostering Social Worker - Children's Services


Service Manager - (Children's Social Care)

Salary: £49,472.00 - £52,327.00 

Gloucestershire are looking to recruit a Service Manager within Gloucester Assessment and Safeguarding Teams. This role will provide operational support and oversight to 5 of the 10 Assessment and Safeguarding Teams with supervision and support for the Team Managers a key element of the role.

The successful candidate will need to work collaboratively with the other Service Manager who has oversight of the other 5 teams to drive high quality practice and performance. Gloucester city is a multi cultural area of our county and children come from a diverse cultural mix and experience a diverse community.

The Assessment and Safeguarding teams benefit from co-location with a multi agency team of professionals experienced in domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental health, housing, adult education and youth support.  

You will receive regular supervision, support and training opportunities form our Social Work Academy. Our vision is to ensure all children within the service receive excellent support through high quality assessments and timely interventions so that they have the best opportunity to remain in their families.

If you have a passion for children’s social care and the desire to become instrumental in working at a senior management level and contribute to improvement journey, then we want to hear from you.

 

Apply: Service Manager (Children's Social Care)


Children's Permanency (0-11) Social Work Team Manager

Salary:£43,662.00 - £45,591.00   Location:Gloucester

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 Team Managers:

A welcome payment of £5,000
Relocation Package of up to £8,000
Retention payments of £2,000
Flexible working opportunities

The role of Permanency Team Manager

As a Permanency Team Manager you will be accountable for a team of social workers who are working directly with children in care and their families. You will be ensuring the effective planning of interventions and support to ensure young people are kept safe and able to achieve their full potential.

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: Children's Permanency Team Manager


Children's Permanency (11-25) Social Work Team Manager

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00  Location: Cheltenham

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 Team Managers:

A welcome payment of £5,000
Relocation Package of up to £8,000
Retention payments of £2,000
Flexible working opportunities

The role of Permanency Team Manager

As a Permanency Team Manager you will be accountable for a team of social workers who are working directly with children in care and their families. You will be ensuring the effective planning of interventions and support to ensure young people are kept safe and able to achieve their full potential.

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: Children's Permanency Team Manager


Children's Social Care Team Manager - Conference Chairs and Independent Reviewing Officers

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00 

We are looking for a full time Team Manager who has passion, determination and commitment, to support us in the continued drive to improve services and outcomes for children.

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 Team Managers:

  • A welcome payment of £5,000
  • Relocation Package of up to £8,000
  • Retention payments of £2,000
  • Flexible working opportunities

This Role is to work across both the CP and IRO Teams and is a permanent position based at The Link, Shire Hall, Gloucestershire.

Apply: IRO and CPC Team Manager


Independent Reviewing Officer

Salary: £39,782 - £42,683

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Independent Reviewing Team based in Gloucester. We are looking to appoint an Independent Reviewing Officer who is committed to making a real difference for children and young people in the care of Gloucestershire County Council.


You will be responsible for preparing for and chairing reviews for children aged 0 – 18 and for identifying any issues that may be impacting on the welfare of the children or preventing them from achieving permanence in a timely manner.


You will need to have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, flexible, innovative and strong enough to challenge others when the needs of children are not being met or when practice is poor. Pursuing resolution of concerns is a significant part of the job, so you need to be persistent and courageous.


You will benefit from regular supervision, training and support from a welcoming team of like minded professionals.


Applicants need to be qualified social workers, currently registered with HCPC with at least five years post qualifying relevant experience. Management experience is desirable. A full driving licence and access to a car is essential as reviews are held all over the country. 

 

Apply: Independent Reviewing Officer


Team Manager - Community Social Work (Children's Social Care)

Salary: £39,782.00 - £45,591.00 

To lead, manage and be accountable for a team of Community Social Workers in the delivery of advice, guidance and support to ensure children and young people with additional needs are provided with the right services and support to achieve positive outcomes and prevent their needs escalating unnecessarily.

Gloucestershire’s Vision

In Gloucestershire, we are committed to the delivery of a high quality service, timely assessment of need, adequate support and intervention to vulnerable children and families so that their needs are met, reduced or prevented from escalating. This will enable them to have the same life experiences or life chances as other children within their peer group.

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 we are offering Team Managers:

- A welcome payment of £5,000
- Relocation Package of up to £8,000
- Retention payments of £2,000
- Flexible working opportunities
- Free Parking

Apply: Team Manager - Community Social Work 

 


Advanced Practitioner - (Children's Social Care)

Salary: £39,782.00 - £42,683.00 

Location: Gloucester and Cirencester

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 we are offering Advanced Practitioners:

- A welcome payment of £5,000
- Relocation Package of up to £8,000
- Retention payments of £2,000
- Flexible working opportunities
- Free Parking

As an Advanced Practitioner you will hold a small complex caseload with a focus of driving best practice throughout your team and the wider service. You will be driven by best practice and research, using this in your mentoring and advice to colleagues as well as supporting the training and development of a student social worker.

Apply: Children's Social Work Advanced Practitioner


Assessment Social Work Team Manager (Children's Social Care)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00

Location: Gloucester

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 Team Managers:

- A welcome payment of £5,000
- Relocation Package of up to £8,000
- Retention payments of £2,000
- Flexible working opportunities
- Free Parking

The role of 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 - Children's Assessment Social Work Team Manager


Safeguarding Social Work Team Manager (Children's Social Care)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00 

Location: Cotswolds

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 Team Managers:

- A welcome payment of £5,000
- Relocation Package of up to £8,000
- Retention payments of £2,000
- Flexible working opportunities
- Free Parking
 

The role of Safeguarding Team Manager


As a Safeguarding Team Manager you will be accountable for a team of social workers on the front line working with children and young people who are defined as in need, on child protection plans and in care. Supporting the effective planning on interventions including legal pathways and permanency planning.

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 - Children's Safeguarding Social Work Team Manager

 


Children's Social Worker

Salary: £31,371.00 - £38,813.00 

Location: Various in Gloucester and Cirencester

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 Gloucestershire are offering social workers:

- A welcome payment of £3,000
- Relocation Package of up to £8,000
- Retention payments of £2,000
- Flexible working opportunities
- Free Parking

Our social worker pay scales are based on applicants having completed their ASYE. To receive the salary of £33,136 or above, applicants must demonstrate the senior social worker job profile requirements.

The role of 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 - Children's Social Worker



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