Social Workers - Level 2/3 (Dorset)

Dorset County Council
37306.00 GBP Annual
08 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Being a social worker is a privilege. While it can be a demanding role, it comes with lots of rewards. Our focus in Dorset is to improve the lives of children and young people and give you the support and confidence to know you have made a difference. Come and live in beautiful Dorset, with our great coastline and rich heritage, and you could transform your life as well.

Our Social Workers

As a learning organisation we will provide you with the support you need for your continuous professional development. Our experienced managers are committed to developing your skills and expertise through a range of caseloads, as you progress through the Social Work framework at level 2.

As an experienced Level 3 Social Worker you will be working with manageable caseloads of our most complex cases, confident in the knowledge that your manager is there to support you. Bringing your experience and up-to-date knowledge to the team, you'll also have the opportunity to share your expertise with colleagues through case work guidance and best practice.

We are committed to high-quality social work practice and supporting practitioners to be capable and confident professionals. As part of this we are investing in 'reinvigorating social work', an exciting project helping social workers to strengthen their relationship-based practice and support families to lead their own change.

Our teams

The Care and Protection service is separated into two distinct areas: Help and Protection and Care and Support.

Find out more about how we work in children's services in Dorset , as there are opportunities across the county for experienced Social Workers to join us.

You can also find our more about career progression , rewards and benefits, and how we are transforming the way we deliver social work with a passionate focus on the child.

We welcome applications from Social Workers who want to help shape the delivery of social work and make a difference to the lives of children in Dorset. If you'd like an informal discussion about the opportunities available, contact Jonathan Wade, Service Manager, on .