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Social Worker - Looked After Children Team

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Group: Full Time Permanent
Category: Social Care
Closing Date: 18/02/2024
Date Posted: 01/02/2024
Reference: 06945


Social Worker - Looked After Children team 

G09 £35,745 - £38,223 per annum

Are you a qualified Social Worker looking for a new challenge to help improve people’s lives - if this sounds like you, then look no further!

Wrexham County Borough Council have an exciting opportunity within our Looked After Children team as a social worker.

We are seeking an individual who is committed to the outcomes of children and young people, who is anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive and will advocate for children and young people. You will need to be motivated and have good assessment skills, if this sounds like you we would really like to hear from you.

Wrexham is a rewarding place to work, we have various hours available, all offered on permanent contracts. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £35,745 - £38,223 per annum, an attractive local authority pension, progression and development to experienced social worker, provided certain criteria is met, plus a Recruitment Incentive payment of £2,996.

Why join the Looked After Children Team as a Children’s Social Worker?

The Looked After Children Team consists of a mix of experienced and newly qualified social workers and four Family Support Workers, who are very supportive of each other. Additional support and mentoring is provided by an experienced Team Manager and two experienced ATMs. The new bright and spacious office facility can only be described as excellent and facilitates effective team working, with the atmosphere between all the teams being one of mutual respect and support in the shared vision of improving outcomes for the children in Wrexham, who they support.

We are a relatively small department with all staff on one floor in one building, which makes it much easier to form professional relationships. We are also very fortunate to have an Action for Children project in Wrexham, who provide therapeutic services for our children and young people as well as a consultation service for social workers.

We have regular team meetings supervision and the very important informal discussions. These allow staff to decompress and emotionally support each other by talking about any difficult cases they encounter.

We recognise that good quality health, safety and wellbeing is integral to a healthy work-life balance, and we are proud to have created a positive environment where Social Workers can achieve meaningful and impactful outcomes.

Additional benefits you will receive as a Children’s Social Worker:

           Up to 32 days annual leave per annum

           Access to a relocation package of up to £5,000,

           Flexible working options and our commitment to supporting health and wellbeing

           Detailed induction programme

           Employee Assistance programme

This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base.

This Social worker post in the Looked After Children Team attracts a recruitment incentive payment of £2,996 as a welcome to the Council.

The payment is pro rata for part time employees. The payment is subject to normal employee deductions e.g. pension, NI and Tax and other terms and conditions apply, please see the Recruitment & Retention Payment Guidance note for more details.

Please view our employee benefits available to you whilst working in the Council if you are successful in your application (Working for us | Wrexham County Borough Council)

An Enhanced DBS check & Social Care Wales registration is required for this position.

The Council welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, gender, disability, sexuality, religious belief or age.

The Council is committed to developing its bilingual workforce and welcomes applications from candidates who demonstrate their capability to work in both English and Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.




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Contact Name: Deborah Brandley
Telephone: 01978 295346
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