- Post Ref: ZF5503
- Department: C&YP Social Care
- Division: The Hub and Assessment & Action
- Section: Hub
- Salary details: £27,538 - £37,107 (pro rata if part time)
- Employment Status: Full time / Part time
- Hours: 18.5 or 37 hours per week
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Closing date: 31 October 2018
Borough of Poole Children and Young People’s Social Care is now recruiting experienced Social Workers.
Poole is well known as a wonderful place to live and work. We have beautiful protected beaches, the Jurassic coastline and the New Forest National Park on our doorstep but also enjoy easy access to major motorway links, London and France.
In Poole, Children’s Services aim to provide the ‘right help at the right time’, and continuity, stability and the best quality care for the children we work with. Partnership working across the Council and with other agencies is a particular strength in Poole. You will work alongside an established senior management team that is accessible, visible and supportive, and with colleagues who are committed to best practice which improves children’s lives.
Due to career advancement both within and out of the area, along with our continued investment in children’s social work, we are currently recruiting Social Workers to join a high performing and forward looking service to work within Children and Young People's Social Care. It is an exciting time to join us as we begin to implement the Signs of Safety practice model locally across the service.
The specific vacancies we currently have on offer are:
MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) - 2 x 37 hours posts
For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Kristy Dixon on 01202 735046.
Assessment and Action Team - 3 x 37 hours posts
For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Lindsay Balch on 01202 714660.
Safeguarding and Permanence Team - 2 x 37 hours posts and 1 x 18.5 hours post
For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Dave Burrows or Amy Bartram on 01202 714782.
Find out more about social care teams in Poole on our careers site.
As an employer we are proud of our commitment to supporting and supervising our social workers, maintaining manageable caseloads and promoting a good work/life balance. We believe our commitment to continuous professional development cannot be faulted. We have an excellent and well established ASYE programme in place, and a full and diverse range of training opportunities for all our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers.
We have strong links with Bournemouth University, and are able to offer post-qualifying formal CPD opportunities to staff who have completed their ASYE and are looking to extended their specialist knowledge and skills, or who are experienced social workers who wish to extend their professional practice through Practice Education.
Discretionary relocation expenses are available of up to £8,000 for experienced candidate(s) to support their relocation to the area.
Returning to Practice? If you are an experienced qualified social worker seeking to return to practice, and are not currently HCPC registered, we may be able to offer you an opportunity to meet the HCPC requirements for supervised practice and study in order to gain your registration. To discuss further please contact Annie Draper Workforce Development Manager on 01202 714620.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Person Specification for more details.