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Social Workers - Children and Families

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  • Post Ref: REC/19/17527
  • Department: C&YP Social Care
  • Salary details: £27,905 - £37,849 (pro rata if part time)
  • Employment Status: Full Time and Part Time available
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: Up to 37 hours per week
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 15 December 2019
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Social Workers – Children and Families 
(ASYE/Level 1/Level 2/Level 3) 

BCP Council is a new and developing authority with strong aspirations to provide the very best services for the children and families we work with. Central to this vision is a commitment to developing and maintaining an effective and stable workforce. To this end we have introduced Signs of Safety as a practice model across Early Help and Social Care.

We are pleased with our progress. We are increasing the job satisfaction of our front-line workers and managers, as the way we work with families produces more positive outcomes.

For new entrants joining BCP, you will benefit from a tailored offer designed to accelerate your career progression, helping you to achieve your full potential and realise your career goals. All NQSW’s will have an allocated Practice Consultant to support them through the ASYE year, co-allocation of cases and regular development time.

Whether an experienced social worker or newly qualified,  you will have access to a range of post-qualifying training and learning opportunities, many of which are delivered in partnership with our local university.  For experienced staff joining us who want to develop their career as Practice Educators, you will have access to training and CPD support. In every team there are opportunities to teach and to support students, including those on our Step up To Social Work programme.

Our structure has been designed with consistency for children and families in mind. We have four service areas:

  • First Response
  • Children and Familes First
  • Permanence

  • Fostering and Development

As part of our commitment to career development we actively encourage opportunities to transfer between services to allow the development of new skills and perspectives in the work.

We have a graduated level of career progression for social workers and advancement is linked to increased salary reflective of the seniority and experience of the worker. We have a range of vacancies available at each of our three career progression levels across several different teams.

If you have strong social work values and are passionate about working with children, young people to keep them safe, and to support them and their families or carers to be the best they can be;  then you are who we are looking for.

If you are interested to know more then please contact Annie Draper on the details below. Leave your details and which area of service you are interested in and we will get back to you.

Number: 01202 714623
Email address: annie.draper@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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.


About BCP Council

This is an exciting time at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP), with local government reorganisation presenting opportunities for transformation. Our vision is to create a place of aspiration where plans are made, and ambitions are achieved for all our residents. We want everyone to feel a part of the future that BCP Council is creating and for our social workers and professionals to do their best work and have fulfilling careers.

Working at BCP

We need the best people, which is why we aim to provide an attractive benefits package and positive employment experience. As a social worker you will earn a competitive salary of up to £37,849 per annum and a range of benefits. You can receive a competitive relocation offer of up to £8,000 if you are relocating.

We recognise the difficulties faced in balancing the competing interests of home and work. We also recognise that to attract and retain good quality people and to do our best to create a working environment in which you can give your best, we need to be flexible in the demands we make. Flexible working arrangements are promoted for all employees.

Living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

With over 15 miles of our beautiful, world renowned coastline, we have been awarded 21 Blue Flag or seaside awards. The area has excellent transport links with 658 miles of roads. We have excellent rail and road connections nationally and to London and international flights from Bournemouth Airport. BCP Council area is a healthy and vibrant place where people can live independently and feel part of the future.