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Social Workers - Children & Young People's Social Care

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  • Post Ref: ZF/17/09963
  • Department: C&YP Social Care
  • Division: Social Workers
  • Salary details: £26,822 - £36,379 (pro rata for part time)
  • Employment Status: Full time / Part time
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: Various available
  • Contract Type: Permanent & Temporary
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 23 July 2017
  • Interview date: 03 August 2017
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Borough of Poole Children and Young People’s Social Care is now recruiting  Social Workers

Full Time (37 hours) and part-time permanent and temporary (maternity cover) positions available.

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.

We have successfully completed a significant reorganisation of Children’s Services with a focus on ensuring 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 the Poole MASH, Assessment and Action Team, Safeguarding and Permanence Teams, and the Fostering and Placements Team.

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.

Available posts:

Poole MASH

For an informal discussion about this part-time post, please contact Kristy Dixon, Team Manager on 01202 714790.

Assessment and Action Team 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lindsay Balch, Team Manager on 01202 714790.

Safeguarding and Permanence (Permanent and temporary posts)

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Dave Burrows, Team Manager or Matt Jenkins, Team Manager on 01202 714790.

Fostering and Placement Team

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jane Underhill, team Manager 01202 716866

Find out more about social care teams in Poole on our careers site.

All Social work posts require a formal professional Social Work qualification and current or pending HCPC registration. We are particularly keen to attract applicants who have reached progression to Level 2 or Advanced (Level 3) social worker in their professional careers. All newly qualified social workers will be required to complete the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

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 approach to their commitment. All Applicants for these posts will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure and Barring Service Check, (plus police vetting procedures for the MASH position) and previous references are essential.  Please refer to the Person Specification description for more details about any of these roles.

All applications are made online.

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