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Children's Social Care Social Workers - Level 3 (Children in Care, Fostering and Private Fostering Teams)

Job Introduction

Children's Social Care Social Workers - Level 3

£45,940 - £49,140  (includes £5,719 contractual supplement)

If you are an experienced Social Worker we want to hear from you. If you are reflective, proactive and resilient, have the desire to make a real difference and ensure children and their voices are at the heart of everything you do, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council could be the place for you.

It is a really exciting time here in BCP Children’s Services and you have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people and impacting on our improvement journey. We are committed to recruiting, developing and supporting outstanding dedicated social workers, to enable our children to grow and flourish. If you like a challenge, want to work in an authority where you can feel the difference you are making, then please give us a call.

If you are interested in this level of social work, you will need to:

  • have experience of a mentoring role in front line SW of less experienced staff including new and newly qualified staff, and SW students on placement;
  • have post-qualifying award (e.g Practice Education), and/or be willing to undertake Practice Education training;
  • be already working to the DfE Knowledge and Skills statements for child and family practitioners;
  • be able to work with very complex referrals and complex casework and have high quality skills in analysis of risk and decision making;
  • have a strong and confident presentation skills;
  • have a strong conflict resolution skills;
  • have a commitment to continuous professional development;
  • develop and maintain a professional network, to share expertise and in order to support the outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

We will require you to:

  • be an essential car user
  • have a minimum of 3 years front line SW safeguarding experience.

We can offer you:

  • Full induction, with a very supportive Practice Fundamentals offer.
  • Clear career progression pathway and excellent learning opportunities.
  • Manageable and diverse caseloads.
  • Regular Supervision.
  • 24 days annual leave (pro rata, for those without continuous service), plus bank holidays.
  • Competitive salary with access to local government pension scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements in our newly refurbished Civic Offices with Local Offices near to where you need to work.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Relocation Scheme.
  • Staff network groups.

We have vacancies in the following areas: Children in Care, Fostering and Private Fostering Teams.


For an informal discussion about any of the roles above, please contact: 

Nigel Burton, Service Manager Children in Care at nigel.burton@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Rubina Payne, Service Manager Fostering, Supported Lodgings and Private Fostering and rubina.payne@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

and check out our academy website for more details BCP Partnership Academy

Please submit your CV if you are interested in SW L3 role.

We are currently looking for candidates who have full permission to work in the UK. To find out more about BCP Children’s Services and our offer to you please see our new BCP website Children's social care (bcpcouncil.gov.uk) 


About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024.

DBS

BCP Council 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 Job Description or Role Profile for more details.

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