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Experienced Social Worker

  • Salary band: £40,221 - £43,421
  • Closing: 13 June 2024

Salary: £41,150 to £44,428 (including Market Supplement)

Join Torbay Children's Services as an Experienced Social Worker and you'll be part of a progressive team dedicated to making young lives everything they should be. We’ve responded to the pandemic by raising our game, both in our service development and the support we’ve shown our people.

Together, we’re responding to some serious challenges.

Child abuse, exploitation and neglect don’t just damage young lives, they destroy promising futures before they even get a chance to be lived. Our transformation has lowered caseloads, increased training and supervision, developed brilliant external partnerships and introduced sector-leading technology.

And it's starting to bear fruit. OFSTED praised both the visibility of our Senior Leadership Team, our agile response to the pandemic, and the progress we continue to make, both in maintaining services and developing virtual ones by working strategically with our partners. The successful introduction of our new service model, these factors, the reports state has ‘helped to accelerate the pace of change over the past six months. As part of our improvement journey, we are looking to recruit experienced social workers across a number of key teams including Operational Services, Single Assessment.

Good social workers are at the heart of everything we do. You'll manage a complex, varied caseload, as well as acting as a mentor to less experienced team members - providing them with coaching and guidance so that they can develop their skills to support families to build resilience and facilitate positive change.

In return, you can look forward to a career-defining Academy that champions and underpins personal and professional growth. Not to mention our reflective supervision model that is a vibrant mix of informal and structured oversight, offering you protected time to think.

Furthermore, you will receive a comprehensive and rewarding all-round package, excellent training and development, subsidised parking, good administrative support and high-quality technology.

We welcome applications for this post and will consider your CV along with a covering letter.

Your covering letter must answer the following questions as well as an explanation for any gaps in employment on your CV:

  • What qualities would you bring to the role of Senior Practitioner, and how would you use these to develop staff whilst also supporting the manager?
  • Managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines/timescales on your own caseload is a requirement of this role. How would you achieve this when supporting others at the same time?
  • What do you see are the benefits of supervision and how would use it to get the best from your manager?

Please note that whilst we will shortlist and arrange interviews using a CV, a full application form will need to be completed should you be successful.

Please send your covering letter and CV to Children'sRecruitment@torbay.gov.uk