Location – Oldham

Hours – Full-time

Salary – £28,221 to £34,106 (Grade 6 to Grade 7 dependent upon experience.

Are you passionate, motivated and innovative? If so join us and help us transform the lives and futures of children and young people in Oldham.

We put the needs of children at the heart of everything we do and that takes professionals who share our determination to make a real difference to children and young people.

Role overview


Our social workers deliver effective frontline services that safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. There has never been a greater focus on children’s services in Oldham than right now, making it an exciting place to take the next steps in your social work career.

Here in Oldham we are bringing families together by introducing the innovative signs of safety framework and implementing reflective and relationship based supervision. You can expect a real commitment from us to support your professional progression with a set of clearly defined practice standards which are aligned to the knowledge and skills key statement in preparation for your accreditation. Find out more here.

We want the best professionals and we will reward you for your expertise – that’s why we make sure you have access to a range of support, development and training opportunities to continually improve your practice.  We can offer you a choice of different working arrangements giving you the work-life balance you want, and we have positions available within a range of teams in our service (Children and Assessment, Long Term, Adoption, Fostering and After Care).

We are unable to accept applications from newly qualified social workers as we have reached our current quota.

Key Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • a professional qualification in social work;
  • to have successfully completed the ASYE and have two years post-qualification experience / to have successfully completed your PQ
  • to be experienced in child protection, court work, permanency (including looked after children) and children in need.
  • to have a child-centred approach
  • to possess good assessment and analytical skills
  • the ability to plan, co-ordinate and deliver packages of support;
  • the ability to write reports to a high standard.
  • to work in partnership to support holistic care planning

Please also read the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Job Description and Person Specification.doc

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