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Senior Social Worker - Children's Long Term Social Care - INTERNAL APPLICATIONS ONLY

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/04/2019 12:01
£35,934 - £38,813
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various - see advert
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Following a number of career progression moves and creation of additional capacity, we have an opportunity for internal applications from existing members of staff and current agency workers, for three Senior Social Workers within the Long Term Social Care (Localities) Service.

Posts are based at Kingswood, Patchway and the Westgate Centre.

Please apply using the attached Expression of Interest form, ticking to indicate any location preferences you may have.

To apply, please complete and email your application to HRServiceCentre@southglos.gov.uk by 12:00 noon on Monday 29th April 2019. Marking the email "For the Attention of Joe Scrase"

If you experience any difficulties downloading the form, please try again using another web browser, alternatively email the above address to request the template to be emailed to you.

Main Duties

To supervise and/or assist in the management and motivation of a team of staff, giving guidance, advice and feedback as appropriate. To ensure good quality assessment, planning, intervention and reviewing which is essential to providing good outcomes for children, as is detailed knowledge of law and policy relating to vulnerable children.

Using specialist knowledge and expertise to provide a high level of support and supervision, providing advice and guidance to colleagues ensuring case work decisions are made in accordance with agreed procedures and professional standards.

Take a lead in a specialist area of work or service or service development.

Undertake specialist or complex casework where appropriate. To effectively manage risk where there is risk of, or actual, significant harm to children to ensure that children are kept safe and protected from abuse

Contribute to the development of services, the meeting of targets and the identification and facilitation of changes of direction ensuring that work is delivered on schedule.

Work in partnership across the sectors to deliver services, give advice and support to internal and external service providers. This will ensure that information and good practice is shared and that communication is effective.

Within the relevant service area ensure that cases are managed within accordance with the Safeguarding procedures for vulnerable people. To ensure that agreed thresholds for intervention are maintained and statutory Requirements are met.

Ensure records are kept in accordance with professional standards and prepare and present reports on cases and issues.

Contribute to the determination of budgets and the allocation of funds. If relevant: contribute to commissioning.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


1. Recognised and relevant professional qualification e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

2. Significant post qualification experience in a Local Authority child protection children’s services setting

3. You will demonstrate specialist up to date knowledge of the service area of child protection, Public Law outline, Children in Need and Looked after children and be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice

4. Detailed understanding of successful strategies to improve outcomes for children, young people and families

5. Evidence of on-going continuous professional development and a thorough knowledge of current legislation and practice relating to children and young people’s services

6. Evidence of skills, knowledge and experience to be able to assess and manage risk for the most vulnerable children in the community

7. Experience of staff supervision

8. Effective communication and relationship building skills

9. You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages.

10. Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.

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