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Social Worker – Safeguarding

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Closing date
20 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Safeguarding, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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This is where you can really make a difference.

We're looking for enthusiastic professionals for a range of roles to help us:

. Provide a purposeful, professional social work service to children in need

. Offer families the support and intervention they need to make and sustain positive change so they can safely meet the     needs of their children

. Through our restorative practice approach, you will actively encourage imaginative, and family focussed interventions, and when children cannot remain with their family, that they have timely plans of permanency.

You will be surrounded by a strong, supportive network of experienced Social Workers and Managers who will provide you with a comprehensive induction, training, help and advice to enable you to reach your full potential.

Take a look at the attached job description for more information on our roles…

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to know more about, we’d love to hear from you. For an informal chat, please contact our Team Managers, Judith Wilkinson on 07554117237 or Gemma Williams on 01204 331524.

About You

We want you to inspire us and have a real impact on the way we work. In return you will gain the opportunity to develop your professional skills and your career in a challenging but supportive environment.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills enabling you to build professional relationships with children and their families to ensure their engagement.

You will have good knowledge and experience in safeguarding children, as well as being able to produce high quality, timely assessments and understand the current changes within children’s social work.

You will act as a champion for service development and improvement within Safeguarding and Early Help, role modelling Research in Practice and undertaking high quality assessments.

You will be able to produce reports to an excellent standard, and deliver accurate and concise information verbally, in written form and where necessary in court.

About Us

Are you a Social Worker looking for your next challenge? Then Bolton would love to hear from you!

As set out in our Bolton 2030 vision, our aim is to support people to Start Well, Live Well and Age Well and we are passionate about keeping children and young people at the heart of the work we do. We want to make sure all our children and young people have the best possible start in life, so they have every chance to succeed and be happy.

Following our recent Ofsted focussed visit, which confirmed how great our staff and our services are, Ofsted said:

‘Social workers feel supported and safe working in Bolton.’

‘Social workers receive regular supervision, and this is effective in supporting them to reflect on their practice.’

‘Social workers talk passionately about ‘their children’. They establish strong relationships with children and know them well. Social workers enjoy working in Bolton.’

Our Offer to You

Being a Social Worker is not easy, but it is rewarding.  You will have access to a wide range of benefits to support you to be the best you can be, including:

.  Supportive work environment where we recognise and reward your experience as a Social Worker

.  Regular supervision
.   A clear progression pathway, with great career development opportunities
.   Access to learning and development opportunities and activities for your Continued Professional Development

•   Opportunities to shape practice and service delivery with the Principal Social Worker Team

•   Full access to Research in Practice learning resources

•   Support to achieve accreditation with the National Assessment & Accreditation System

Even more reasons to join us at Bolton:

.  Agile & flexible working options, ensuring you achieve a good work life balance.

.  Involved in a programme of thought-provoking and relevant staff engagement events, led by visible leaders and managers

.   Supportive, directive and visible management and a commitment to a manageable workload.

.   Up to date technology.

.   Up to £3,000 Relocation Package

.   Health & wellbeing support

.  Excellent pension scheme

•   Generous annual leave – a minimum of 28 days, rising to 31 days after 5 years’ service.

•   Essential car user allowance on top of your salary

•   Access to a range of staff benefits including gym membership, Cycle to Work and car lease schemes.

•   Employee Assistance Programme

For more information about working for Bolton Council, please see the Working with Us page on

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