Children's Social Workers

Bluebell Centre, Chelmsley Wood
£30,984 per annum for newly qualified Social Workers undertaking their ASYE. £31,895 to £39,571 per annum for experienced Social Workers. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
11 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

37.0 Hours per Week

Our greatest asset is our staff.


At Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, we are an ambitious, visionary, and learning organisation. We are determined to build on our strong foundations to support a culture of “can do” that enables engaged and competent staff to deliver excellent services: “we are not doing mediocre”.


We recognise hard work, encourage new ways of thinking, and embrace inclusion and diversity. We are inspired by what we do and how we do it–striving to be great and wanting the best possible outcomes for our children, young people and their families lies at the heart of who we are.


We want all children and young people to thrive, be healthy, happy, safe and prosperous, so as a team, we work in partnership with others and with openness and with integrity. We are always learning and developing our practice and have in place a robust improvement plan to ensure the very best outcomes for children, young people and their families and we are engaging with our Social Workers throughout our improvement journey.  


We are committed to working in a truly collaborative way in an environment in which newly qualified colleagues benefit from good support, while experienced team-members are able to continue developing their knowledge and expertise. And we are proud that our Social Workers have genuinely manageable caseloads.


As a Social Worker in Solihull, you will work with vulnerable children, young people and their families, focusing on their welfare needs, supporting and assisting families to make the relevant changes they need to secure best possible futures.  You will undertake holistic assessments in order to determine families immediate and long-term needs, working in collaboration with children, young people and their families to ensure their views are heard, understood and taken on-board whenever possible.


We are looking for qualified, Social Work England registered (or pending registration) Social Workers with a good knowledge of childcare legislation and safeguarding requirements. With experience of working with children, young people and their families, we will expect you to have a good understanding of child and adolescent development theories and models, and you will have a good knowledge of current social work policies and practices. Bringing your most creative ideas to the team, you will have the opportunity to implement timely interventions to promote change for the better, and you will have the capacity to identify signs of harm, abuse and neglect. Crucially, you will have great verbal and written communication skills, and you will be a team player who can make effective evidence-based decisions. As you will be required to work with families across the borough, you will also need a full driving license and access to a car, though reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants, where required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of Social Workers who benefit from an innovative learning environment, regardless of their existing levels of experience. With a broad suite of high-quality training packages, including a best practice training programme, we ensure staff feel supported in their career path, with regular supervision from more experienced colleagues and the chance to develop their leadership skills. Our people also enjoy a hybrid approach to flexible working, and a generous benefits package that includes a focus on staff wellbeing and competitive salaries.


Solihull is a place where great people work. If you are ready to join our ambitious team – and make a tangible impact and positive difference to families lives – then we would be delighted to receive your application.


We currently have vacancies across a range of teams. If you have any questions regarding our current vacancies, or for an informal discussion, please call Sarah Harris, Principal Social Worker, on 07796 812306.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

This post will require an enhanced DBS check for working with children and depending on the team, possibly also adults.

Social Workers at Solihull Council are covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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