Social Worker level 3 CiC - Children In Care Team

£30,000 - £39,999
17 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Social Worker level 3 CiC - Children In Care Team

Salary: £30,756 - £33,136 per annum
Date Closes: 10/02/2019
Ref Number: CS01403
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time
Location: Chippenham


We have recently been awarded £1.2m to help provide a number of roles to meet the expected increasing demand in the coming years. This is part of a national trend and in Wiltshire, we are planning ahead to manage this effectively.

We are building on the considerable progress already made across our services helping to re-define young futures by providing support at the earliest opportunity by working together with our partners in a coherent and structured way. Families and children will receive a high quality, efficient and effective social work service which results in them being more resilient and will say that you made a positive difference to their lives.


The care and placement service (CPS) is responsible for providing effective strategies to improve the life chances and outcomes of looked after children - ensuring we meet the needs of the most vulnerable children in Wiltshire. With a key focus on adoption and fostering service, this team oversees the recruitment, assessment and support of in-house foster carers and adopters.

About the role

You will be responsible for completing enquiries and assessing the needs of and risks to vulnerable children and young people considering the wishes and views of the child and the child’s family.

This includes completing S47 enquiries, single assessments and engaging service users and other relevant persons in the work base, homes or any other appropriate venue; including hospitals and schools.

About you

You will bring an understanding of related agendas, practices and policies, as well as a thorough knowledge of all associated legislation. Experienced in working directly with children, young people and families, you’ll have a good knowledge of the assessment process. The ability to remain organised, and maintain accurate plans, reports and records is essential.

You’ll also be equipped with the ability to manage competing caseload demands and have a strong and genuine commitment to championing the needs of vulnerable children and young people.

You must be qualified to a DipSW level or equivalent and be registered as a social worker with HCPC registration.

We recognise that our staff need the right training and support for their practice and professional development to allow them to offer the best support and service to children and young people and their families and carers. We offer a clear support and progression for practitioners including leadership and mentoring programmes for social work staff who would like to progress in their careers.

In addition, you will receive:

    A competitive salary
    Flexible working
    Comprehensive career and professional development support and training programmes
    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years service
    Enrolment in to the local government pension scheme
    Access to Wiltshire Council’s employee benefits
    To work for a forward thinking and innovative employer

    Click here to request a call back from an assistant team manager. Please leave your name, contact details & area of interest. Calls will be returned within 2 working days.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

    Find out more and apply

    Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply, as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

    You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

    Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 25th February 2019

    For specific information about this job, please contact Jacqueline Turner, Locality Team Manager Agency,Team Manager. Email: Telephone: 01249 707990

    This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

    Values and Behaviours Framework

    All candidates are assessed against the council’s behaviours framework during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework.

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