Senior Social Worker x 2

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£36,371.00 - 39,571.00, Grade 10, 37 hours, Permanent
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

Recruiting Now- Fantastic Social Work Opportunities in the Integrated Front Door (MASH) in OFSTED Rated Good (with outstanding management) Wakefield.

We know social workers are amazing people – working in challenging circumstances to deliver the best support to help children and families thrive. It requires a variety of skills including patience, empathy, advocacy, communication, and passion.

We know that when we get it right at the front door - children get the right service at the right time which improves their outcomes.

At Wakefield we take an integrated and partnership approach to working. We work collaboratively to enact real change and positive impact for our district’s young people, families, and the communities we support.

At the heart of realising this is our staff. That’s why we’ve set you up to be in the best position to flourish, and work with families to realise their potential.

Our recent GOOD OFSTED inspection provides an insight into our child-centred practice and ethos, alongside our OUTSTANDING management.


So why choose Wakefield MASH?

  • OUTSTANDING Management
  • OFSTED GOOD Local Authority
  • Competitive pay (with market rate payment as an Advanced Practitioner and a case holding social worker)
  • Established good working relationships with partners on the ground
  • Co-location with partners
  • No allocated caseload
  • Small teams to foster a supportive and together culture.
  • Regular reflective supervision.
  • Comprehensive and innovative learning and development opportunities through an in-house Learning Academy centred on targeted training for your needs by providing creative learning solutions.
  • You can grow with us through clear progression pathways.
  • Good rewards and benefits as standard - Because we recognise staff are our most valuable resource.
  • Minimum of 28 days paid holiday, rising according to your grade and length of service, plus 8 paid bank holidays.
  • Free parking in a secure care park
  • Subsidised use of police gym
  • Easily accessible rural location -off the M62
  • A great place to live and work. With culture, a plethora of green spaces, historical sites, culinary heritage, leisure opportunities, affordable housing, good transport links at a regional and national level, alongside being an accessible location.


For an informal discussion about the posts available within the MASH teams, please contact Team Managers - Natalie Barr / Tracy Moss / Claire Cutts on 01924 303253 


Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Claire Cutts.

Tel: 01924 303253


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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.


In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.


Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

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