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Social Worker - CWAD

Salary details: £31099 - £37261

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Health and Social Care - Children's
Salary details
£31,099 - £37,261
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Katie Downes
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 760139
Closing Date
04 December 2022 11:30 PM
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Social Worker - CWAD

37 hours

Salary £31,099 - £37,261

Dorchester Local Office


What’s in it for you:

This is an excellent opportunity for practitioners who are thinking about diversifying their skills and knowledge in the social work field. An opportunity to make a difference to the lives and circumstances of children who have severe and complex needs and require more specialist integrated approaches. You will be helping children and young people to reach their potential and offering and additional layer of support to families caring for a disabled child.

The CWAD service is made up of three social work teams who cover the Dorset Boundaries. Included in the Service is the CWAD Support Team (Early Help) and a Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team. Both of whom are available to support children who have eligible needs but do not necessarily require a social worker. You will be joining a stable service, with a diverse range of skills and knowledge and strong culture of learning and development.

What you can expect to be doing:

You will be working with children who have severe and complex needs including Autism Spectrum Conditions. Dorset Council sets out a threshold statement for disability criteria for children and young people who are eligible to receive a service.

The team undertake Child and Family Assessments of children who are disabled and their families. This includes working with families to address safeguarding concerns and working with children in care, whether full time or short break care. Case are typically managed under child in need planning which can include short breaks out of the home and the provision of direct payments. The Social Work role in long term and focused on strengths and relationship practice.

A lot of our work is multi-disciplinary and requires a coordinated response between services. This will include working with partners in Health, Children and Young People Continuing Health Care, SEN Provision Leads, Specialist Education Providers and other clinical and therapeutic practitioners in Learning Disability CAMHS or Core CAMHS.

We also work closely with our colleagues in Adult Services with their being focus on this time at the creation of a 0 - Settled Adulthood Team.  

About you:

  • You will have a social work qualification and be registered with social work England.
  • You will be able to fulfil the travel requirements for the role. Applicant will need to have full divers' licence and own vehicle for work.
  • You will be Registered as a Social Worker in England and a have history of working in statutory social care services.

For further information about this position please contact Katie Downes on 01305 760139 or email katie.downes@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk 

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

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See the children’s social worker framework.

See our policy on safeguarding children and young people.

This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them.

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A generous relocation package is payable, of which up to £8,000 (of HMRC eligible elements) are free of tax. We can offer you help to move whether you are looking to buy or rent, depending on your circumstances.

Our package includes:

  • an initial advance of up to £2,500 payable when you start
  • help towards fees associated with buying/selling (up to £6,500)
  • an option to receive help towards your rent or mortgage in the first two years

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

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