Social Worker – Transitions (14+ and leaving care) Team

£36,922 - £41,881
15 Oct 2020
04 Nov 2020
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

1 x 37 hour per week

If you are seeking to develop your career in Social Work this is an exciting time to join the City of Wolverhampton Council as a Social Worker in the Children and Young People in Care Transitions (14+ and leaving care) Team.

The City of Wolverhampton’s Transition Team’s key purpose is to improve the life chances and achieve the best outcomes for our children and young people in care aged 14-18 years. We ensure they have support to achieve their aspirations, meet their health, education, training and accommodation needs to aid a smooth transition to independence.

The service is a multi-agency service consisting of social workers, young people’s advisors, family support workers and an education, employment and training co-ordinator which facilitates excellent joint working arrangements to support young people through transition.

Applications for a social worker post in the above service would be welcomed from individuals who can demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of the needs of children who are looked after.

The team is committed to continued innovative improvement of services for children who are looked after, and young people’s participation is central to ensuring the service meet the needs of young people.

We take immense pride in the work that we do and place Wolverhampton children and families at the centre of every decision we make. We are looking for individuals who share our passion and will work to meet the needs of our children and families.

City of Wolverhampton have invested in training all staff in Restorative Practice to ensure there is effective communication and consistency in working with families and children to ensure that they are at the heart of everything we do.

As a social worker in this service you will have:

  • Dedication to working directly with children and families to ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs are met.
  • A strong commitment to making a difference by ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
  • The ability to be able to work with colleagues and deliver evidence-based approaches within your practice.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • The ability to work with partners and other agencies
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Completed the Assessed Year of Employment or an equivalent post qualifying pathway

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:

o A Children’s panel interview

o A written exercise

o A panel interview

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Gemma Northern via

Written Exercises will take place on Friday 20 November 2020

Children’s panel interviews will take place on Saturday 21 November 2020

Formal panel interviews will be held w/c 7 December 2020.

For information on working in Social Care for City of Wolverhampton Council please go to:

Please note a separate advert will be placed for Newly Qualified Social Workers as and when vacancies occur, as you will be supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

More Social Worker roles may become vacant across Children’s Services during this recruitment campaign therefore if you are deemed as appointable following the interview process you may be offered an alternative post.

As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually.  Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

Redeployees closing date Thursday 22 October 2020

Internal and external candidates closing date Wednesday 4 November 2020

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Job Description and Personal Specification

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