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Social Worker - Adolescent Team

Job Reference Ref/235/2973

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Full Time
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£38,258 - £40,958 (pro-rata if part-time)
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Social Worker - Children
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

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)
  • 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)
  • pay progression scheme to enable our Social Workers to accelerate through the pay grade as you gain experience and skills.
  • 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.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for social workers to join us in our Adolescent Teams!  

We are looking for social workers who are passionate about achieving positive outcomes for young people to join our team of social workers and child practitioners to safeguard vulnerable teenagers and to promote successful development at this crucial stage of their lives. 

We work in small, friendly and well supported teams that are closely linked to our other adolescent services including the Youth Justice Service (YJS) and our specialist team for supporting victims of child exploitation, SAFE. Our approach is trauma-informed and relationship-based, with specialist psychology support for the workforce and an emphasis on direct work with young people so that our staff can make a difference for young people.  

Young people are referred to our team for one or more of these reasons: they regularly go missing; they are at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation; they are involved in serious violence; they have significant challenges with their mental health or substance misuse; they are at imminent risk of entering care because of family breakdown; or they are aged 16/17 and homeless. 

You will be joining at an exciting time as we are redeveloping our contextual safeguarding response to young people who are at risk in the community. The Adolescent Teams will be at the forefront of this crucial work. 

Our locations include Ely and Wisbech.

This is a rolling campaign and we check applications daily, don’t wait to apply! 

Apply or get in touch with us today by calling Nathalie on 01223 475920. Alternatively, you can email us on or visit our website for more information. 

In Children’s Services we are working to reshape what we do and how we do it. Why not be part of it? 

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. 

What will you be doing?

The day-to-day responsibilities of a Social Worker in the Adolescent Team include: 

  • Holding a caseload of vulnerable teenagers with responsibility for assessment, planning and intervention in order to fulfil statutory responsibilities. Most young people are supported through Child In Need plans. A small number are subject to Child Protection Plans or are Children in Care. 

  • Developing trusted relationships with young people and their parents and delivering purposeful direct work. 

  • Working alongside colleagues from a range of other teams and agencies (e.g. YJS, SAFE, CAMHS, schools, Police) to implement effective multi-agency plans to increase safety for young people.  

  • Attending regular personal and case supervision so that you are supported to do your job well and are given opportunities for development.  

  • Attending group case supervision and reflective practice discussions to embed the trauma-informed approach in our work.  

  • Working as part of a team covering either Huntingdonshire and Fenland or Cambridge City, South and East Cambs. The involves regular in-person team meetings and being part of a duty rota to support the functioning of the team as a whole.  

About you

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:

  • Be a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
  • 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.

About us

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.


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