Social Worker - Children & Families

Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Wide
Up to £43,516.00 (dependant on experience) per annum
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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Job Type
Social work; Children - Qualified
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Working Pattern

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Warwickshire places children’s needs at the heart of all it does and works hard to ensure their voices are heard.



Do you want to make Warwickshire more child friendly? Our aim is to make our county as safe, stable, and full of opportunity as possible for children and young people with access to good health, education, and other services. 




The needs of children and families guide our social work practice as we work with them to help them be as healthy, happy, safe, skilled, and heard as possible. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives us to develop and achieve, and you’ll be given the support an encouragement to develop and learn different skills. 




Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, the service received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we’re building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families. 




If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. 




Our offer to you. 


Ofsted February 2022 



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




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 and purpose, then we want you to work with us.  



Work for Warwickshire




Our Pledge To You:


Excellent opportunities for personal development and career progression.


Supportive managers who provide recognition and a robust supervision policy focussed on wellbeing and workload.


A clear and transparent pay structure linked to career progression and professional development.


Access to a credit union, pension scheme and relocation packages. Full reimbursement of SWE fees.


Other great benefits include generous annual leave, including bank holiday allowances and an extra day. Car fuel allowances and access to pool cars.


All this and the opportunity to work in Warwickshire with its excellent transport links and beautiful countryside makes for an excellent package. We offer a great relocation package and Refer a Friend package if you're talking about a return to us with an ex colleague/friend.



Our Career pathway.  



Read more in our Agile Working leaflet



For further information on working in Warwickshire please click here 



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.



Our Job Descriptions and Person Specifications can be found on the links below:



For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification for Advacned Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner Enhanced.



For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification for ASYE/Newly Qualified Social Worker



For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification for Children and Families Social Worker/Experienced Social Worker



Additional Information:


This organisation is 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.


If you have any questions please email



Closing Date: 18 December 2023




To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

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


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.


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.



As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


Company info
01926 41 8125
HR Service Centre
Shire Hall
CV34 4RL
United Kingdom

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