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Reinvigorating Social Work - Children's Social Work Team (Dorset)

Salary details: £33437 - £37306

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Dorset County Council
Occupational group
Children's Social Work
Salary details
up to £37,306
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225937
Closing Date
10 August 2017
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Reinvigorating Social Work – Children’s Social Work team

Social Workers

£33,437 – £37,306 (Level 3)

Do you have an excellent track record of improving outcomes for children and making a difference to their lives?

Here at Dorset County Council, we’re transforming our children’s social care practice – moving away from processes and instead giving our staff time to build those important relationships to deliver purposeful social work.

We’re doing this through our Reinvigorating Social Work programme, which aims to empower our staff through tailored learning; development and support, making sure we get it right first time round for the child. It`s ambitious and innovative, but we`re determined to succeed and have been given a £1.9m boost from the Department for Education in recognition of our successful pilot work.

We’re recruiting six permanent, full-time, Level 3 Social Workers and a Team Manager to help make this happen. You’ll be part of a team undertaking a wide variety of statutory social work across the county, sharing your knowledge and expertise of relationship-based practice and direct work as well as providing additional support to our social workers while they take part in the programme (including undertaking case work). You’ll also benefit from this unique package of learning and development to help further your own professional career.

This will all be happening in a county that boasts 100 miles of coastline and is also home to the Jurassic Coast (the only natural World Heritage Site in England), not to mention the benefits that we offer our employees.

You will need to have a flexible and responsive approach and be able to work across various locations across Dorset, although the centre of duty will be County Hall in Dorchester.

If you’re up for the challenge of helping us create the right environment for great social work, we want to hear from you.

Closing date: 10 August 2017

Interview date: 16 August 2017

(*Previous applications for Reinvigorating Social Worker roles are currently under consideration. If you have been selected for interview you will be contacted shortly, there is no need to reapply)

References will be taken prior to interview.

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For an informal discussion about the roles, call Tanya Hamilton-Fletcher on 01305 225937 or email T.Hamilton-Fletcher@dorsetcc.gcsx.gov.uk


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