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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

Gloucestershire Children’s Services Social Work Academy is a professional development centre for social workers at all levels, from students and newly qualified social workers to heads of service.  The Academy is also supporting a range of entry routes into social work and related professions including 'step up' programmes and Frontline. It is for both new and current staff and aims to embed a 'Gloucestershire Approach' to social work practice, leadership and management and will make sure there is a consistent level of good practice across Gloucestershire Children’s Services.


For more information on the Social Work Academy, please click on the following link: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/children-young-people-and-families/training-and-development-for-the-childrens-workforce/social-work-academy/

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


Fostering Friends and Family Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371 - £32,878 

Location: Gloucester

Would you like to work in a lively, dynamic, forward thinking environment, where you can broaden your experience, and widen your horizons within a supportive team? If so, the Fostering Service within Gloucestershire county council is looking for experienced, qualified Fostering Social Workers.

Apply - Fostering Friends and Family Social worker (Children's Social Work) 


Advanced Practitioner - (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £39,782.00 - £42,683.00 

Location: Cirencester (Safeguarding & Assessment), Gloucester (Safeguarding & Assessment), Tewkesbury (Assessment) & Stroud (Assessment)

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.

- 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 - Advanced Practitioner (Children's Social Work)

 


Assessment Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00

Location: Cirencester, Gloucester & Stroud

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 - Team Manager Assessment (Children's Social Work)


Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £43,662.00 - £45,591.00 

Location: Gloucester

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 - Safeguarding Team Manager (Children's Social Work)

 


Social Worker (Children's Social Work)

Salary: £31,371.00 - £38,813.00 

Location: Various throughout Gloucestershire

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 - Social Worker (Children's Social Work)


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