About the role
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Social Worker who has the child’s voice at the heart of everything they do to join us in our Team. This will be working alongside the team manager and reunification family worker to deliver timely and planned reunification assessments underpinned by the evidenced based NSPCC Framework. This will include assessing parental capacity to change, risk classification, analytical chronologies and participating in multi-agency planning meetings.
The role will be working with foster carers, fostering support service and children’s social care, to offer planned and time limited support to carers who are looking after children and young people with complex and challenging behaviours.
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Suzie.Hawkins@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
This is a rolling campaign and we check applications daily, don’t wait to apply!
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We support flexible working requests from day one of employment and so we are open to discussing different working patterns to help you bring your best self to work. If this sounds like an environment where you would thrive, we would love to hear from you!
What will you be doing?
Day-to-day responsibilities of a Social Worker include:
- Providing support, guidance and supervision to the family workers.
- Providing case oversight and direction on designated family workers cases in addition to holding a case load of 12-16 cases.
- Seeking solutions to strengthen care arrangements and support our most vulnerable young people back into in-house and in county provisions that better meet their needs.
You will be a qualified and registered social worker with excellent communication and written skills. You will be familiar with trauma informed approaches and be able to confidently manage situations involving risk.
Successful applicants will be highly motivated and committed to working as part of a team. The ability to liaise and form positive relationships with partner agencies is essential. You will be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and willing to work occasional planned work on evenings or weekends.
We're looking for confident and dynamic individuals who enjoy making a difference in their local community, are curious and spot things that others might not see, enjoys building relationships and likes to explore possibilities.
You must have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently
For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.
We will not be able to accept applications from Newly Qualified Social Workers for this role as we recruit to our ASYE programme at the beginning of each year. For more information and to register your interest roles and be notified when we're recruiting Newly Qualified Social Workers, head to our website.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible and creative working arrangements
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:
- Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
- A supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
- Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
- Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile, and for the 2022/2023 financial year an additional fuel allowance for those driving over 300 business miles each month)
- Scalable retention payments to loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900 which increases during the first three years of service
- A relocation package of up to £8000 for eligible candidates
- Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development.
Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.