Social Worker / Senior Social Worker (Disabled Children & Young People's Service)

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£32,234 - £39,880
13 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Social Worker / Senior Social Worker (Disabled Children & Young People's Service)

Reference: 6/SW/21/407 

Salary: £32,234.00 - £39,880.00 

Working Hours: 37 

Employment Type: Permanent  

Location: Gloucester - GL1 2TG 

Closing date: 25 July 2021 at midnight 

Gloucestershire’s vision is “to give every child the best possible chance of a remarkable life, especially those children who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.”

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

Reward & Support: Here’s what we offer in return for your hard work.  A generous pay and reward programme including:

  • £4,000 Welcome Payment*
  • £2,000 Retention Payment*
  • Up to £8,000 Relocation Package
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Employee Benefits Programme
  • Annual Leave entitlement of 24.5 days rising to 29.5 days after 5 years continuous service.

We also offer all children’s social care staff a clearly defined career pathway with support and encouragement from management for individuals to fulfil their potential.

Your team: The Disabled Children Social Work Team supports children and young people up to the age of 18 years, with severe and profound disabilities and complex health needs. This countywide team is based in Shire Hall in Gloucester.

The Disabled Children Social Work Team supports Child in Need, Looked after Children and addresses safeguarding issues.  We believe in an early intervention model and use co-production to support change both at a practice and strategic level.

Your role: As a social worker in this team you will be supporting children, young people and their families to achieve and have aspirations for their futures. You will ensure that the voice of the child or young person is at the centre of your work and you will work with colleagues and partners in a multi agency approach to support the needs of the child/young person and their families to effect change. We are a strong stable team. You will have a manageable case load, a high level of support from experienced managers, regular supervision and training. There are opportunities within the team for career progression.

Our team structures are designed to ensure there is the right level of support available to staff and that caseloads are kept at a manageable level with a Team Manager, Advanced Practitioner, 4 Social workers and an ASYE making up each team’s full complement of staff. We need resilient, driven individuals who will play their part in making our vision for children’s services a success.   You will be joining an authority with a strong set of values that underpins the work we do; values of Accountability, Empowerment, Excellence, Integrity and Respect.

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

  • Social Work England registration 
  • A recognised qualification in Social Work
  • To have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • A full driving licence and willingness to drive
  • DBS clearance 

About our 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 effect 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.

For an informal chat about this role, please email with your name, number and what you wish to discuss and a member of the team will give you a call within 48 hours.

To ensure a personalised and responsive recruitment experience all applicants will receive a call from the recruitment team to discuss this role, where you would like to practice and in what area and to book you in for an interview.

Application Information: This Position is subject to a DBS check.

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

*Please note, all our welcome payments and retention payments are non-contractual, pro-rata for part time staff and subject to National Insurance and tax deductions.