Senior Social Worker, Looked After Children 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, Looked After Children Team,


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 Looked After Children teams. You will be part of one of our two small teams of dedicated, hardworking, passionate social workers who have high aspirations for the children and young people we support. We are a friendly, welcoming service who offer good management support to our Social Workers. Caseloads are stable and manageable, you will have access to a practice consultant and monthly supervision with a manager.

The team are based in modern offices in the Market Town of Dereham, co-located with other social care teams delivering services to children and families in the Breckland area. Whilst this is the team's base you will also have the convenience of flexible working at our other Children's Services offices across the county.

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.

Breckland is a vibrant Locality with a variety of communities from market towns such as Dereham, Swaffham and Attleborough to the rural villages and hamlets through to the more urban feel of Thetford. The professionals across the locality are committed to providing the whole locality with the best possible services for children and their families. Breckland is a fabulous place to work and you will be well supported by managers and colleagues alike.

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 Mary Baldwin, Team Manager on or Jen Booth, Team Manager on

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