Social Workers Safeguarding and Support

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Rugby, Warwickshire
£30,095 - £41,591 (dependent on experience).
28 Jul 2022
18 Aug 2022
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Rugby Children's Safeguarding and Support Team are looking to recruit a Social Worker.

Here at Warwickshire County Council we put children and families at the heart of everything we do, we work with families restoratively, building strong relationships and connections to help families find long lasting solutions. We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents and carers receive the right help at the right time. We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths.

Our work with children and families contributes to our wider council aim – to make Warwickshire the best it can be for everyone and to create a Child Friendly Warwickshire. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives our staff to succeed, develop and achieve.


Our Offer to you.

The Role

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We work with families under the principles of Restorative Practice to identify plans which meet each individual family's needs and is used with every family, to help them identify positive change in order to develop a plan that works for them.  If you would like to join a team which constantly strives to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families we work with, embraces new social work practices and is committed to providing a supportive learning environment for social workers to develop their skills and practice then we want to hear from you. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic and motivated child focused social workers to help us improve the outcomes for our young people, ensuring their voice is heard and remains central within our decision making processes.


We are able to offer a supportive management team, committed to developing excellent practice, an established ASYE and ongoing training programme as well as a clear career pathway to support social workers to achieve their potential and be the best they can be. 

We want our practitioners to spend their time building relationships with families to achieve change. We provide safe and manageable caseloads and have provided substantial additional capacity to support teams with Covid pressures. We have excellent business support who minute all child in need, child protection and children in care multi agency meetings for social workers. We are also investing in technology such as automation to support practitioners to automatically upload documents to children’s electronic records.

We are doing great work and we need great people to join us to continue to improve the lives of local children and their families If you’re someone who is prepared to get stuck in, who like us, wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion, tenacity, courage and purpose, then we want you to work with us.

Are you an experienced and passionate social worker, do you value family and are you willing to go the extra mile to make a real difference? If so, you could be the person we are looking for to join our innovative and supportive team.


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 


For further details please see the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications:


Level 2 Newly Qualified

Level 3 Experienced

Level 4 Advanced


Additional Information


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


For an informal discussion contact Sharron Sandeman


Closing Date:  18th August 2022



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Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

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You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.


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