Social Worker - Children's Locality - Guernsey

Social Personnel
£40,000 - £49,999
13 Sep 2018
19 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Worker - Children’s Locality Team - Guernsey - Up to £46,880 Plus Relocation Package and Bonus'

Do you hold a professional Social Work qualification and are HCPC registered? Do you specialise in front line child protection but are looking for a change of scenery?

Why not consider Guernsey in the Channel Islands where you can support the community to the highest of standards, with manageable caseloads and a healthy work-life balance….

We are looking for a Social Worker to assist in the provision of an effective children’s social care service. This will include undertaking work with children in need, children in need of protection and children subject of Care Requirements in accordance with the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008.

Key to this role will be having experience of undertaking a variety of needs and risk assessments that are evidence and theory based and undertaking joint investigations.

In addition, you will need to be well-versed in preparing assessments, statements and care plans for court, as well as giving evidence in court.

Working in partnership with parents, colleagues and other agencies to ensure the child is central to any process is essential as is the ability to work with complex issues and analyse information as appropriate.

We offer a full relocation package which includes interview and relocation travel, this is in addition to our competitive pay, annual bonus and our additional bonus scheme of £3,000, payable after two and four years. Furthermore, we offer subsidised accommodation for those travelling to the Island alone, and an 8 year employment permit for those wishing to bring a partner or family.

Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands, covering an area of 30 square miles and with a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain's finest and best-kept beaches, an especially mild and sunny climate, and the historic town of St. Peter Port which boasts the title of the prettiest harbour town in Europe. The Island’s rich and fascinating heritage is one of Guernsey’s outstanding features and is interwoven into modern day living, making it an interesting and exciting place to live. Opportunities for outdoor activities and island hopping are plentiful and with an island renowned for its cuisine and local produce, there are always food events, festivals and eateries to enjoy.

If you are ready for a change of scenery, a gentler pace and an opportunity to experience a different way of life, apply today for further details.