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Social Worker / Advanced Social Worker - Children’s CP / CIN

closing date 6 Sep

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 11 August, 2017
Advert End Date: 06 September, 2017
Salary: £27,668 - £33,437 - Extend pay appointment requires supplementary application form
Location: Patchway Hub
Weekly Hours: 37
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: CYP6164/732/SCLT/JS

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

South Gloucestershire Council continue to progress integrated working in their Locality Hubs with the protection of vulnerable children being our number one priority. Working in a multi-agency context the Social Worker/Advanced Social worker will hold a child care case-load particularly focussed upon those cases where complex and sensitive issues are at stake. The post holder will ensure vulnerable children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services. The Locality social work team undertakes statutory social work in the areas of Child protection, Children in Need and the initial stages of Looked after Children, as well as working within the Public Law outline and Care proceedings.

About the Role

To maintain our service levels during a team member's maternity leave, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Social Worker or Advanced social worker depending on level of experience. Working in a Social Care Long Term team, under the guidance of the Team Manager, the post holder will hold a child care case-load. Advanced Social workers will also organise, chair and participate in meetings with a wide range of other agencies and disciplines to ensure that an effective and holistic service response is provided.

Social Workers are usually initially appointed to the salary range: 27,668 - 30,153 however, if you already meet the Advanced Social Worker criteria we can appoint to the salary range: 30,785 - 33,437. In order to be considered for an Advanced post, please complete the attached Linked Scale Supplementary Application form and return this to with the subject Supplementary Application followed by the post number on the advert.

The post holder will hold responsibility for a specific area of work or expertise within the team where prescribed by the Team Manager and Advanced social workers will mentor less experienced social workers in the team, dependent on experience levels.

The Social Worker/Advanced social worker will work in the Social Care division and will be part of a small team comprising a Team manager; Senior social worker; 6 Social workers/Advanced social workers; and 1.5 Social Work Assistants. The 6 Social workers will directly report to the Team Manager. The team has been designed to be small and manageable with direct line reporting to the Team manager.

This post is based within the North Team at the Patchway Hub, which is located near Filton and Cribbs Causeway.  South Gloucestershire is considered to be an excellent place to live and work. Located within easy reach of Bristol and Bath it is well known for its quality of life and beautiful countryside which borders the Severn Estuary with its two magnificent bridges.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.