Senior Social Worker, Leaving Care Team

Norfolk County Council
34308.00 - 38235.00 GBP Annual + (Scale K)
05 Oct 2017
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Social Worker, Leaving Care Team,

Long Stratton

GBP34,308 - GBP38,235 per annum (Scale K)

37 hours per week

Permanent contract

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Social Worker to join our Leaving Care team. You will be joining a team comprising of a Team Manager, Social Workers and Personal Advisers. You will work with young people aged 16 - 25 who are Children in Care or Care leavers, supporting them in their preparation and transition to adulthood.

Our South locality teams are co-located with our Early Help Hub in South Norfolk Council's modern office building, which is situated close to community resources such as the sure start centre, schools, Long Stratton Leisure Centre and GP surgery.

We value our social workers and offer competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region GBP34,308-GBP38,235. We have also improved our structure to create small social work teams and a caseload policy to enable social workers to put 'Children First' and provide excellent care for every Norfolk child.

You will have our full support and access to excellent professional development opportunities at the University of East Anglia as part of our teaching Partnership through Norfolk Social Care Academy. We will give you the support, training and services you require to deliver positive change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services.

Norfolk County Council offer a range of benefits to employees including:

  • One of the best performing Local Government Pension Schemes
  • Access to a car loan scheme at reduced interest rates.
  • Relocation package, up to a maximum total of GBP8000
  • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) rising with retention.
  • Norfolk Rewards Scheme (a nationally recognised employees benefits and discount scheme)

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As a large county Norfolk has 6 localities delivering services to children and families. Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland, South Norfolk, North Norfolk and Broadland, Gt Yarmouth and Norwich. Each locality in the area has a dedicated Head of Social Work based locally and is co-located with a strong early help service.

The South Locality is based in Long Stratton, an area with an exciting development plan to become a town with a village feel. Children's Services are based with the District Council and other multi-agency colleagues in a modern building. Long Stratton is central to Wymondham, Diss and 15 minutes' drive from Norwich. South Norfolk has excellent road links to Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge, with regular rail services through to London and Peterborough, from there you can travel anywhere!

To join our social work team it is essential that you have a Diploma/Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and full HCPC registration. You will need to have at least 2 years post qualifying social work experience (which includes the successful completion of your Assisted and Supported Year in Employment) and the ability to travel. If you feel that you have excellent practice leadership skills, the experience and enthusiasm to promote best practice and keep staff motivated, then we are keen to hear from you.

For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact Michael Meenan, Team manager on

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Please quote job reference: G246 CHHE

Closing date: 22 October 2017