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Qualified Social Worker

Worcestershire Children First
Worcester, Worcestershire
£31,364 - £39,186 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Qualified Social Worker
Salary: £37,945 - £43,186 per annum (Salary offered is depends on experience please pro rata salary for 18.5hrs)
Team: MASH Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub 
Hours: 1x 37 & 1x 18.5 Hours per Week
Location: County Hall, Worcester, Hybrid working/ office base

The Role:

We are looking for a full time highly skilled social worker to join our busy Family Front Door Team. Are you a social worker with a minimum of two years post ASYE year experience and able to undertake the following:

  • Manage your workload effectively, ensuring that new referrals into children’s services are progressed within timescales. This involved speaking with parents, professionals and taking the family history into account in order that an informed recommendation can be made to the manager ensure that concerns for children are managed in a timely manner.
  • Able to demonstrate a good level of social work experience, knowledge and skills and have frontline experience.  
  • Able work with a complex and diverse range of information making effective and timely recommendation involving child protection concerns.    
  • Have strong written and analytical skills and be able to work well undepressed.  
  • Have Good understanding of thresholds and local levels of need.

Social Workers have access to our Social Work Academy – ensuring they have the right training & CPD opportunities to do their best work and support them in their Social Worker career.

The service is well supported with access to Advanced Social Work Practitioners, staff are also able to access advice, support & services from our Family Time Services and Get Safe (working with young people at risk or vulnerable to exploitation/undertaking return interviews). The combination of these services means Social Workers have more time to focus on their role and undertake direct work with children.

You will be supported by and working with a stable management group in teams where the culture of ‘team’ being a supportive learning environment is embedded with regular supervision, manageable caseloads, and regular team meetings.

We know how important this is in achieving forward thinking and progressive social work practice where children and young people experience a great consistent and responsive service, and our partners have trust and confidence in us.

Our teams are area based, meaning you work within local communities – able to build links with families and partner agencies! We provide staff with the technology to enable them to work in a flexible & mobile environment and we have local area touch-point offices, ensuring staff have less travel in their roles.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Team Manager: Susan Westwood Tel:  01905 84427

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development:  We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands, or final warnings, as well as convictions. The County Council has a commitment to safeguarding service users in our care.

How to Apply:
Applications are invited to apply for this role.

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your CV with Cover Letter to

Application Closing Date: 23rd June 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: 2nd July 2024



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01905 846666
Worcestershire Children First

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