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Social Worker - First Steps

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS07104
  • Closing date: 31 March 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Part Time
  • Salary: £35,668 - £45,254

The opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker to take the next step in their professional career with a well-established local authority.  This part time role is for 21 hours per week.

About us

Keeping the children and young people of Buckinghamshire safe and healthy is at the heart of everything we do. It is our vision that each and every child has the best head start and the most positive futures ahead of them. Making sure that every child, whatever their situation, has the stability, the support and the belief to start thinking about their tomorrow. Find out more

About the role

First Steps is a friendly supportive team where you will be assessing foster carers and connected people, using and developing advanced analytic skills within your role.

You will be working within a team whose paramount objective is always each child's wellbeing and safety. This will be a challenging but satisfying role. 

You can expect a safe working environment, manageable caseloads, regular supervision, good training, mobile working, protected time, and a supportive work culture. Plus, regular group supervisions within your team, as well as peer supervision forums and coffee mornings with partner agencies. With a strong emphasis on career development, we’ll encourage you to pursue your interests, expand your knowledge, and become an expert at what you do.

Please see the attached job summary for further information.

About you

You will hold a degree in social work (DipSW) and be registered with the HCPC.

You will have extensive knowledge of the service area, partner relationships and wider sector/external influences.

Please see the attached job summary for further information.

Other Information

To recognise the high demand for your skills the salary we currently offer includes a 6% market factor enhancement (Range 7 to Range 10 only).

Additionally, you will receive a Golden Hello payment of £2125 upon the successful completion of your first 12 months, a crucial to post car allowance of £300 per annum paid monthly, and a Relocation Allowance (if applicable) up to £8K.

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