Permanency & Planning Social Worker

Salary up to £41,728* + welcome payment of £3,000 *includes Market Forces & retention, T&Cs apply
07 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Job Ref
Worcestershire Children First Social Work Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours


Childrens Social Workers – Permanency & Planning

Welcome to Worcestershire Childrens First!

My name is Tina Russell and I am the Director for Childrens Social Care and Safeguarding Services. I'm supported by my Assistant Directors; Maria White, Emma Brittain and Adam Johnston and we are looking to recruit dedicated and creative social workers to fill our remaining Social Worker positions.

If you are a passionate and innovative social worker looking to make a difference, develop your career and improve the lives of children and young people, then Worcestershire Children Services should be your next destination!

A vacancy exists in our Permanency Planning and Support Team. You will be responsible for overseeing care plans of adoption, assisting with the completion of Child Permanence Reports, supporting Special Guardianship carers where Assessment of Needs are requested and to support the Local Authority in the completion of Subject to Access Record requests in line with statutory requirements.

We are looking for people who will keep a relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will be working as part of a small team supported by dedicated administrative support.  To enhance your performance and development we have a strong team of permanent dedicated managers and senior managers.

The Service

We have been working hard on our service improvement plan and we are pleased to have achieved a “Requires Improvement to be Good” gradings across the service in July 19 with Ofsted reporting,

Senior managers have taken the essential steps to meet the goals of their social care improvement plan. Combined with the restructure of services, they have ensured that changes to core practice are embedded, and that invested resources focus on delivering better outcomes for children.”

Staff are positive about changes that have been implemented, including that a strengths-based model of social work intervention is in place and embedded.”

Senior leaders are ambitious and the trajectory for further improvement is established”

It’s a great time to join our service and help us make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people we work with.

Our offer to you:

Salary up to £41,728* + £3,000 welcome payment

*Salary includes market forces payment and annual retention payment.  Welcome and annual retention payments, and relocation package are subject to eligibility criteria and T&Cs).

Relocation package worth up to £10,000 (subject to eligibility criteria)

We also have a great range of other benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development through our Social Work Academy and a supportive environment where staff values each other.

What you now need to do:

We understand what an important decision this is, so If you want to find out more or for an informal chat call the Social Work Recruitment Team on 01905 846666. Alternatively, if you just want to apply please send your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for this role to

Closing date: 25/07/2021

Quotes taken from the Ofsted report, published on the 29th July 2019



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