Social Worker/Compass Support Worker

6 days left

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
starting from FSW £22,183 SW post £32,910
10 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Annualised Hours

Shropshire – A lovely place to work and live…


We are expanding our Child Exploitation Hub – TREES (Together Reducing and Ending Exploitation in Shropshire) and as such we are looking to recruit to the following posts:


Family Support Worker x 1, TREES, Children’s Services


Grade Band 7, SCP 12


Social Worker x 2, TREES, Children’s Services

Grade Band 11 scp 29-33, £32,029 - £35,934 per annum

37 hours per week, Permanent

These posts will have a focus on supporting and driving the child exploitation agenda.  These are newly created posts in response to what we see as a priority area of practice and is an exciting and unique opportunity to become involved and play a key, positive role in this area of work.

As a Family Support Worker you will complete missing return home interviews and help to deliver an intervention to those young people and their families who are identified as being at risk of exploitation and those who are being exploited.  You will work with a range of professionals and families across Shropshire.  You will gain excellent and varied opportunities for developing your knowledge and skill set, strengthened by regular, high quality supervision and training opportunities. 

As a Social Worker, you will manage a protected case load of young people who are vulnerable to and at risk of exploitation.  You will work as part of a dedicated team to tackling and reducing harm to children through exploitation, by building relationships with key stakeholders, and developing contextualised safeguarding plans for children and young people.

Ideally, for either role, you will have grounded work experience relevant to the advertised role, however, we will consider any potential candidate that shows an aptitude for the role and strong willingness to undertake training for the role.

We are very proud of the services that we provide to children in Shropshire, which

Ofsted gave a ‘Good’ rating in October 2017. We are committed to ensuring that

social workers have both the tools and conditions to work effectively and in

partnership with children and their families. Our Senior Leaders work hard to create

a working environment that encourages excellent practice to flourish.


Our Social Workers tell us that we have:


• Positive and supportive access to visible managers in the office.

• Good quality supervision which takes place on a regular basis.

• A restorative, relationship based practice model with both our clients and staff.

• A warm and nurturing environment to work in.

• Mutual respect at all levels.

• A small authority where there are direct relationships between senior

managers and “frontline” staff.

• A beautiful locality to work in.

• An excellent training programme.

• Great opportunities for progression.

• Strong relationships with partner organisations.

We also provide:

• Protected Lieu/TOIL time.

• Flexible and agile working.

• Free car parking.

• Group supervision and action learning sets.

• A robust ASYE programme.

• A wide ranging and high quality training and development offer.

• Stable and supportive teams with a permanent Team Manager.

• A clear progression framework from ASYE to Director of Children’s Services.

Shropshire provides:

• Good quality schools, majority rated good and outstanding.

• Opportunity for town or rural living.

• With a focus on culture and leisure.

• Good road links to airports and main transport hubs.

• Affordable, high quality housing in both new developments and period

properties in town or village settings.

• Areas of outstanding natural beauty give opportunity for easy access to

country sport and outdoor adventure.


You will be a passionate, child focused and enthusiastic SWE registered social

worker with experience in a social work setting; have demonstrable skills in

completing assessments, creating plans and carrying out interventions, which result

in good outcomes for children and families. You will have a solid knowledge of

legislation and regulation guidance relevant to your role and experience of working in

frontline children’s services. You will demonstrate your commitment to being a good

corporate parent to all of our children who live in our care. 


If you would like to work in this rewarding and supportive environment or you are

thinking about moving to Shropshire, please contact Jeanette Hill, Service Manager on 01743 250400 for an informal discussion.

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