Social Worker - Ref: SS41818

Walsall Borough
Social Workers £31288 - £36019 / Senior Practitioners £35093 - £39660
01 Oct 2018
08 Nov 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern


Adult Social Care


Social Worker - Ref SS41818

This is an exciting time to join Walsall Council’s Adult Social Care service. We have recently appointed a new and forward thinking leadership team that has brought a renewed focus on professional practice development across the workforce, to ensure we promote positive and improved outcomes for all our service users.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our team; to help shape and deliver our services, and contribute to the development of a model of best practice for the area. 

Social Workers £31288 - £36019 / Senior Practitioners £35093 - £39660 

We have recently reviewed our Social Worker pay grades, alongside the career progression and professional development pathways. We now have a number of vacancies for qualified Social Workers; both newly qualified and experienced. We are particularly keen to hear from qualified Approved Mental Health Practitioners and Best Interest Assessors. We have a number of vacancies in our Locality teams and would welcome applications from experienced social workers with an interest and/or experience in integrated working with health and achieving good outcomes. 

In return, we offer our commitment to your on-going career development and progression. We will ensure you are given the opportunity to access post-qualifying training and on-going development opportunities.  Social Workers wishing to undertake PQ award training will be encouraged and supported to do so, and newly qualified Social Workers will be supported through our newly developed NQSW programme. 

Senior Practitioner appointments are also available to those who are qualified as an Approved Mental Health Practitioner or a Best Interest assessor and have the relevant skills and experience to undertake a mentoring role. 

Closing date: Sunday 4th November 2018

Previous applicants need not apply

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.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and adults 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 this role. 

For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Team Manager Francesca Riggon on 07415680639, or email at

Supporting documents
Job Description & Employee Specification - Social Worker
Job Description & Employee Specification - Senior Practitioner
Information for Applicants

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