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Children's Social Worker

Wakefield Council
Queens House, Market Street, Wakefield, WF1 1LE
£36,648.00 to £39,186.00, Grade 9
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Do you want to work for an authority which offers stability, manageable workloads, and strong team spirit, if so, this is the role for you! Wakefield Children’s Services have been rated by Ofsted as GOOD with outstanding leadership (Nov 2021). Wakefield place children and their families at the centre of practice and continually focus on making Wakefield a fantastic place to live and work.

You will receive

  • Manageable caseload.
  • Flexible working.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities through a bespoke Learning Academy.


What else can we offer you?

  • Outstanding permanent and experienced leaders.
  • Retention payments up to the end of 2023.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Small supportive teams with advanced practitioners and children and family workers.
  • Restorative ways of working in every area.
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Excellent transport links to the motorways, M62, A1 and M1.
  • Essential car user allowance.
  • 28-30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

What are we asking from you?

  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.
  • Registered with Social Work England.
  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.
  • Resilience, tenacity and passion.
  • To be able to identify what children and their families need to make positive changes.
  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

To view a video, highlighting some of the key quotes and parts of our recent Ofsted report, click here.

To view our Ofsted report, click here

For further information about any of the roles please contact

Victoria Smith:

Tel: 01924 302195


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 Victoria Smith.

Tel: 01924 302195


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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.

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post. 


In accordance with the Council 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.

About Wakefield Council

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