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Social Workers - Ref: CH11423

Walsall Council
£38,223 - £43,421
Closing date
15 Feb 2024

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Job Type
Social work; Children - Qualified
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Full time permanent
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Children's Social Workers for Children in Our Care- Ref: CH11423

Grade G9; Salary Range: £38,223 - £43,421 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join our corporate parenting service in Walsall as we are seeking to appoint full time Social Workers.

As Corporate Parents, we aim to advocate and champion the voice of children and young people in the work that we do and enable them to participate and co produce in practice and service delivery. You will be a Social Work England registered social worker, bringing to the role a track record of working with children in care and care leavers. You will be a skilled and experienced social worker, having a proven ability to a make a difference in the outcomes for children in care and care experienced young people.

If you are passionate about doing the best for our children in care and care experienced young people, have excellent communication and multi-agency working skills, and want to work as part of a friendly team committed to ongoing learning and restorative practice where you will receive good supervision and training then please apply.

Working for Walsall Children’s Social Care:

Walsall is a great place to practice Social Work. We strive to provide the best services and outcomes for our children, young people, and families, and this has been recognised by Ofsted who have graded us as GOOD.

Ofsted told us that: ‘T here is a strong corporate commitment and investment in children’s services from the chief executive, lead member and other members to implement Walsall Council’s priorities for children. As a result, there is tangible progress and benefits for children, their families, and the workforce.'

For our Social Workers to be able to support children and young people and keep them safe, they need to feel safe and supported. We are committed to promoting the wellbeing of our practitioners and as part of our Workforce Wellbeing Strategy, Social Workers and Team Managers will have access to clinical supervision as part of an enhanced wellbeing programme for all staff.

We have significantly improved our workforce stability, and we would like you to join our increasingly settled, permanent staff group. Within our 2022 staff health survey, 92% of staff said that they feel positive about working for Walsall. Feedback was that this was especially because we have a small community feeling here in Walsall, and staff feel part of a team and supported by their managers and Senior Managers. Also, 89% of staff overwhelmingly felt that they had access to the right training, induction and learning and development opportunities for their role.

We offer flexible working, with a hybrid approach of home working and office based working to maintain our team support and culture

For an informal chat about these roles please contact:
  • Joslyn Young, Jo Horrobin or Randa Ward
  • Telephone number 01922 650555 Option 2

Read our full Inspection Report and feedback here: Ofsted | Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

The post holder must have a social work qualification or equivalent and must be registered with the Social Work England.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: 13 Februry 2024

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

The post holder must have held a social work qualification for a minimum of 3 years and must be registered with Social Work England.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

For reasons to join us, please visit:

Equality Statement

We want our staff and management teams to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in Walsall, and in Children’s Social Care we are committed to promoting equality and anti-discriminatory practice.

We welcome applications from people of all cultures, races, ethnicities and religions, of different genders, ages, sexual orientations, disabled applicants, and recognise unique perspectives and contributions.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information


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