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Level 2 and 3 Frontline Children's Social Workers (Dorset)

Salary details: £30756 - £38052

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Children's Social Work
Salary details
£30,756 - £38,052 (depending on level and experience)
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Closing Date
22 July 2018
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If you’re an experienced social worker with at least two years’ experience, plus a track record of building relationships and making a difference to children’s lives, we want to hear from you.

We’re putting all our efforts into making sure our social workers have manageable caseloads, feel safe and supported and have the time to work with families so they can make a real difference. The number of caseloads held by individuals is coming down, but we need more of you to help make this even better.

Our councillors have given us £1m to recruit additional experienced children’s social workers.

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • a generous relocation package
  • flexible working
  • a bonus for new, experienced recruits after completing 24 months in the role

A generous relocation package is payable, of which up to £8,000 (of HMRC eligible elements) are free of tax. Depending on your personal circumstance our package provides options to help you relocate whether you are looking to buy or rent and includes; an initial advance of up to £2,500 payable when you start, help towards fees associated with buying/selling (up to £6,500) and an option to receive help towards your rent or mortgage in the first two years.

We also have plans to introduce key worker housing.

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in our Reinvigorating Social Work (RSW) programme - a bespoke package of learning, development and support that can help with your continuous professional development.

Make Dorset the next stop in your career.

For an informal discussion please call Jonathan Wade on 01305 224933 or Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher on 01305 225937 or email j.wade@dorsetcc.gov.uk or t.hamilton-fletcher@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Your application will be reviewed as soon as you apply.

Closing date: 22 July 2018

Please note we are unable to offer sponsorship to overseas applicants.

You must have a degree in Social Work or equivalent, be registered with the HCPC and be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

This post involves working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

The friends and family referral scheme applies to this post. If this vacancy has been recommended to you by a Dorset County Council employee, make sure you mention them by completing the required details when asked on the application form. They'll give you all the information you need.

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Please note Dorset County Council does not accept CV’s in place of an application form as we require the same range of information from all our candidates.

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