Social Worker - Children in Care Team

  • Chippenham, UK
  • May 04, 2019
Full time Healthcare & Medical Clinical Social Worker

Job Description

Salary: £29,636 - £36,876
Date Closes: 27/05/2019
Ref Number: CS01519
Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time
Location: Chippenham


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join our Looked after Children Through Care Team, based in Chippenham. By working with other specialists teams, our social workers are able to really focus on working directly with families to make a positive impact for children and young people. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a unitary authority which is leading the way through it's transformational program (FACT).


About the role

Your role will be key to the ongoing support of children in the care of Wiltshire Council. No two days will be the same and will range from being responsible for statutory visiting through to completing permanency reports, court reports, looked after reviews, attending fostering panel, advocating the wishes of the child and liaising with foster parents, professionals and schools. In fact, your contributions will be fundamental to safeguarding vulnerable children and promoting positive outcomes to ensure the long term needs of the child are met.

You will also be encouraged to make an active contribution to the development of service delivery through the sharing of your knowledge, information and skills as well as having access to our Developing Manager Programme and undertaking regular practice education.

About you

You will hold a relevant Social Care qualification, HCPC Registration and relevant experience. You will bring an understanding of related agendas, practices and policies, as well as a thorough knowledge of all associated legislation. You will also relish the opportunity to contribute positively to the social work team and department.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.

Interviews will be held 14th June 2019.

Find out more and apply

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply, as well as our values and behaviours framework (Approximately half of all interview questions relate to the framework).

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

For specific information about this job, please contact Jacqueline Turner, Locality Team Manager Agency. Email: Telephone: EXT 27913

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Values and Behaviours Framework

All candidates are assessed against the council's behaviours framework during the interviewing process. Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework