Qualified Social Worker - Children's Social Care

Job details
Posting date: 11 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,363 - £45,058
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 01 November 2019
Location: High Wycombe, HP11 1NH
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: L94-A-19-0373

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Social Worker -Help and Protection

£37,363 - £45,058


We are currently recruitingconfidentandinquisitivequalified social workers to join our Help and Protection Service. These teams deliver statutory social work services to children and young people who live at home in Buckinghamshire and have either a ‘child in need’ or ‘child protection’ plan.

About us

Significant progress has been made to improve our Children’s Services in Buckinghamshire. A new, permanent Senior Management Team arrived in April 2018 and is making the right changes to ensure we improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people across the County.

OFSTED said during their last monitoring visit that

‘The senior leadership team has a sound understanding of the improvements that are needed in children’s services and is steadfastly determined to improve the quality of services for children’

About the role

The Safeguarding Service provides social work services for children and young people subject to Children in Need and Child Protection Plans, including intervention via the courts to determine safeguarding and long term permanence plans when required. The FAST and CATCH Teams work alongside the Help & Protection and Court Teams providing additional support, resources and expertise for children, young people and their families with the aim of keeping families together and avoiding children becoming looked after.

Working for Buckinghamshire Children’s Social Care includes…

  • Generous reward package including:

  • Competitive salary with a ‘Golden Hello’ lump sum payment of £2,125

  • New lease car scheme

  • Car allowance up to £600

  • Annual leave up to 30 days after 5 years employment

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • 12 – 15 days training, learning and development offer

  • Children’s Learning Academy with a Social Work Faculty that has close links with Buckinghamshire New University and a dynamic Masterclass programme led by academics, researchers and speakers

  • New dedicated learning platform providing access to a wide range of training, learning and development opportunities, resources and tools

  • Employee Wellbeing access to our developing offer of treatments and classes, including workplace massage, mindfulness classes and discounted gym membership

  • ‘Beyond Auditing’ (Quality Assurance) Team works with the Principal Social Worker providing real time coaching and mentoring to evaluate and improve social work practice. This includes case consultations with allocated social workers and line managers, observation of practice and guided conversations with children, young people and their parents as well as other professional who know them.

    Our values describe the behaviours that underpin the successful implementation of our vision and the delivery of our improvements so that we will focus on:

  • Keeping children and young people’s lived experiences at the heart of everything we do

  • Working collaboratively with and for our children and families, acknowledging their contribution and building on their strengths

  • Remaining passionate about keeping children safe and well and focus on making a positive difference every day

  • Making sure that everyone’s voice is heard, including children, families, our staff and partners, so that we work reflectively, openly and with integrity

  • Assuring the quality of practice and managing our performance to inform service improvement and development

    About you

    You will …

  • Have a social work qualification and active HCPC registration

  • Be willing and able to model our values and deliver our conditions

  • Be able to promote a ‘strengthening families’ approach to social work practice

    Other information

    If you have any questions regarding the roles, please email

    You will be required to apply for a DBS at an enhanced level.

    Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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