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Social Worker

  • Salary band: £36,648 - £39,196
  • Closing: 13 June 2024

Join Torbay Children's Services as a social worker and you'll be part of a resurgent team taking an ambitious new approach to very challenging work.

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 concluded that the ‘Senior Leadership Team is now well placed to continue to deliver the ambitious and well-targeted plan.’ 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. 

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 do you see as the fundamental core skills of a children and families social worker?
  • What assessment approaches/models have you used and why?
  • What do you see are the benefits of supervision and how would you 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