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Social Worker - Initial Response Service

Warwickshire County Council
Up to £45,441.00 (dependant on experience) per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Social work; Children - Qualified
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Working Pattern

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About the Team:


Calling all Children’s Social Workers! Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to be the best you can be?


Warwickshire’s Initial Response Service are looking for experienced and newly qualified Social Workers to join our buzzing and family-focused teams.

If you are committed, creative and passionate about improving outcomes for children and families then we would like to hear from you.


Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team as Warwickshire has been chosen as one of the seven areas to deliver the Families First for Children Pathfinder Programme.  Join us to help shape and influence the future of children's social care together.

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Click here to find out more about Warwickshire County Council’s Children and Families Service.



About the Role and Key Requirements:


Working with partner agencies and alongside families, using a restorative practice approach you will be part of a supportive social care team ensuring that all children’s outcomes are improved and that they are safeguarded effectively.


You will possess an ability to make robust, evidence-based decisions to ensure children and families are safe, along with an embedded understanding of risk and risk management. You will enjoy working with people and have a natural ability to engage with families as the first point of contact from Children’s Services. You will be calm and approachable and instil confidence in those who require a service from us. The role includes completing child and family assessments, Section 47 enquiries, Child Protection and Child in Need work on a short-term basis.


In our last Inspection we were rated “good” by Ofsted, they found, “Warwickshire’s Initial Response Teams complete comprehensive assessments for children, informed by research, and which consider any risks and concerns and their impact on children.


Creative and regular direct work supports children to build trusting relationships with their social workers and family support workers.


Senior leaders have developed a culture and organisational ethos that value children and families and they aspire to do the very best for them.” Ofsted, 2022. Click here to download our Why work for Us Brochure


Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team as Warwickshire has been chosen as one of the seven areas to deliver the Families First for Children Pathfinder Programme.  In Joining us you will be helping us shape and influence the future of children's social care.


Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.


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

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specifications:




Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make:


Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 


At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund


The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.


Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.



Additional Information:


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


To discuss the role please contact Loiri Hurley – Service Manager or Elizabeth Maroodza – Service Manager -


Closing Date: 17th June 2024

Interview Date: TBC


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 is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. 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


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