social worker | children's safeguarding | gloucestershire

job type
£ 29,909 per year
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job details

gloucester, south west
job category
social care
job type
working hours
£ 29,909 per year
Children services
reference number
0330 0248 775

job description

Do you want to work for a local authority with genuine progression routes? Do you want flexible working conditions? Would you like to work for a supportive and approachable management with 1:1 monthly reflective supervision and a manageable caseload?

If you want to work for a local authority that is looking to take care of its permanent employees, here is your chance! Gloucester Council is offering a fantastic benefits package to all new employees and is actively seeking Social Workers and Senior Social Workers for permanent positions in their Children's safeguarding team.

Fantastic Benefits available:

* A highly competitive salary of up to £38,052 per annum
* Welcome payments of up to £3,000
* Relocation Packages of up to £8,000
* Retention payments of £2,000
* Manageable caseloads of 18
* Flexible working opportunities
* Small teams allowing greater management support and oversight (Ratio of teams is 1:6, meaning 1 team manager to 6 QSW)
* Progression routes from Social Worker all the way through to Practice Manager
* Further development schemes in place to progress advanced Prac's to TM and TM to HOS
* Significant investment in resources and facilities
* Access to a range of training and development opportunities, so that you have the tools to update your skills and knowledge
* Maternity / Adoption / Paternity leave

Responsibilities of a social worker in the safeguarding team:

* The Safeguarding Teams ensure that every child has a clear assessment of need, with a plan that sets out how help will be delivered, outcomes to be achieved and arrangements for review.
* Children supported in these teams are subject to child protection plans, children in need plans or are undergoing permanency planning having recently entered care.
* Within Gloucester, we operate a Pod model in which smaller, geographically-focused teams work together as a multi-agency with embedded partner organisations.

In order to be considered for this role, you should have:

* A Social Work Qualification
* 1 year or more of post-qualifying experience

For further details or a discreet discussion, please contact Andrew Paterson on 0330 0248 775. Remember, it pays to have friends- make a referral for £300 in vouchers! (T&Cs apply)

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.