Children’s Social Worker

Walsall Council
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Some children need a special kind of support: yours.

Qualified Social Workers
£28,203 - £36,019 plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply)

For this campaign we are not seeking applications from newly qualified candidates.

We have current vacancies for experienced social workers within:

  • Safeguarding & Family Support Service
  • Corporate Parenting Service
  • Children with Disabilities Team
  • Initial Response Service (attracts a market supplement payment on top of salary, annually reviewable)

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well...

As a Social Worker, your role is as wide as it is varied. One moment you could be chairing a meeting, guiding parents or interacting with medical professionals, the next you could be inspiring behaviour changes in children and their families. Every family is different and you will find your experiences professionally challenging, personally satisfying and you will learn and so much.

We want to return to real social work and believe effective relationships are the key driver for positive change with children, young people and their families. To be able to practice in this way, caseloads are reducing. We are committed to reducing caseloads across the service.

We have launching restorative practice as the foundation for our social work approach across the service to ensure that children and families experience a consistence response from those people working with them. In addition, with the support of the NSPCC, we are training our staff in the use of a range of evidence based tools. To support this there is a comprehensive learning and development offer which addresses the needs of ASYEs, those workers in their early professional development stage through to more experienced workers.

The supervisory ratios for managers are reducing in order that they can provide you with regular, reflective supervision and provide you with the support you need to the very best for children in Walsall.

To excel, you’ll be an experienced qualified social worker with HCPC registration. In addition, you’ll need to be passionate about safeguarding vulnerable children, believe in the importance of building effective relationships with the children and families you work with and have excellent organisation and communication skills. Plus, you’ll be genuine, friendly and driven - and you’ll share our commitment to supporting the children in our community - come and join us and be part of making a difference in Walsall!

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact:-

  • Alison Glover (Group Manager Corporate Parenting/Children with Disabilities Team) on
  • Alison Montgomery/Donessa Gray (Group Managers Safeguarding & Family Support) on
  • Diane McKinley (Group Manager Initial Response Service)

Closing date for applications: 5 February 2017

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

Please note: Walsall Council has recently reviewed its terms and conditions of employment. Details can be found on our Jobs and Careers web page.