Social Worker - Assessment & Child Protection

Multiple posts are available

31 March 2024
Full Time
Children and Families
£32,076 - £41,418 per annum

Salary as above with pay award pending

Nottinghamshire’s Children’s Services are currently looking to recruit experienced and newly qualified social workers, for our vacancies across the county. Whether you come to work within one of our Assessment Teams, or join one of our Child Protection Teams, you’ll find a great team environment, with opportunities to develop your social work career. Our strengths-based practice framework uses a restorative approach, putting relationships at the centre of our work - with children and families, and with each other.

In our recent workforce survey, staff told us that the top 3 factors that made their working experience positive were:

  • Having a supportive team
  • Having a supportive manager
  • Having the option to work more flexibly, with a good work: life balance

In addition to this, we offer:

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Regular and effective supervision
  • Mobile working
  • Good levels of business and admin support
  • Internal transfer scheme between teams
  • A comprehensive range of CPD options, including links to local Universities
  • Practice Consultants based in every social work team
  • Leadership Development & Aspirant Managers Programme
  • Up to £5,000 relocation package
  • Excellent employee benefits

This investment in our workforce means that we are able to provide a quality, consistent, and professional service to communities in Nottinghamshire, with good outcomes being achieved for our children and young people.

Role outline: Assessment Team Social Worker

As a member of this service, you will respond to a wide range of referrals passed on to the team from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). You will carry out Child and Family Assessments, and section 47 (Child Protection) enquiries. Your expert input will help decide whether a child is in need of help and / or in need of protection. Following your assessment and analysis you will help devise a multi-agency Child Protection Plan, multi-agency Child in Need Plan or make recommendations as to whether a Core Assessment is needed.      

Role outline: District Child Protection Team Social Worker

Your role in this team will be varied working with children of all ages who are subject to a Child in Need Plan, Child Protection Plan or who have a Child and Family Assessment in place. You will work together with a range of agencies to manage and progress the child’s plan. You will be responsible for co-ordinating, monitoring and changing service provision as identified, with the aim of promoting positive change within the child’s home environment. You will respond to any identified risk with the support of your Team Manager and Social Work Practice Consultant.

So, if you’d like to be part of our future workforce, and build your career with us, we’d like to hear from you.

This post carries an authorised user car allowance or a taxi service where disability precludes this.


Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.

Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.

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