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Social Worker/Advanced Practitioner

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Grade H/I scp 27 £35,745 to scp 35 £43,421 per annum
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

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This is where you can really make a difference in our Safeguarding teams - 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.

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 – formal and informal

Work with you to identify your career aspirations and support you to achieve these

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

 Free and ample parking

On site Café facilities for breakfast and lunch

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 inspection, which confirmed how great our staff and our services are, Ofsted said:


‘Social workers are well supported and say they feel valued.’


‘Social workers describe a culture of regular and reflective supervision.’

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 Team Manager, Chris Ford on 07780817556.

Please indicate on your application whether you would like to be considered for the Advanced Practitioner role.

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 and 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 the department of Children’s Social Care 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

This is your opportunity to join us at an exciting time as we have strong ambitions for the borough. 

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous. We are passionate about improving the outcomes and experience of Bolton people. We want Bolton to be a vibrant place built on strong cohesive communities, successful businesses and healthy, engaged residents.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, flexible work opportunities, access to a Pension Scheme, as well as a range of employee wellbeing and support services.  

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