About the role
Cambridgeshire, home to the world-renowned Cambridge University, is a vast county in the East of England that is divided into four districts: Huntingdonshire, the Fenlands, East Cambridgeshire, and South Cambridgeshire, with ancient cities, farmlands, and a diverse community.
At Cambridgeshire County Council, we believe that children, young people, and their families should have choice, control, and flexibility in managing their support needs, as well as the right to access inclusive services and participate in their local communities.
We are passionate about making a difference and doing everything we can to improve the lives of our children, youth, and families. We are committed to maintaining high professional standards and constant learning, and we love the difficulties that the Social Worker vocation presents.
We are delighted to welcome experienced overseas social workers wishing to migrate to Cambridgeshire. We are primarily searching for Social Workers to join our Family Safeguarding and Assessment Teams, but if you have expertise with Children in Care or Adolescents, we would want to hear from you as well!
We examine applications on a daily basis, and if you satisfy the basic requirements (outlined in the About You portion of this advertisement), we will request you to complete a written assessment before moving on to the next stage.The next batch for which we are recruiting will arrive in June 2024.
If you’re interested in moving to Cambridgeshire and this sounds like a career that fits your skill set, we’d love to hear from you! For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointment to this position is contingent on the completion of pre-employment procedures, including a police clearance from your country of origin. The Council is committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable individuals, and all employees and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.
We embrace flexible working requirements from the start, and we are open to exploring diverse working patterns to help you be your best self at work.
What are you going to be doing?
A Social Worker’s daily responsibilities include the following:
- Act as the lead professional and ensure that any safeguarding issues are addressed immediately, effectively, and in accordance with child protection protocols, escalating as appropriate.
- Conduct evaluations to identify and respond to requirements, leveraging strengths and ensuring that analysis is robust and results in clear outcomes that can be met using SMART targets.
- Engage with children, youth, and their families to foster effective and empowered relationships that promote change and better results.
- Create reports and strategies for a range of forums, including court, that are child-centered and reflect their experiences.
For a complete list of the role’s responsibilities, please see the Job Description & Person Specification.
We’re searching for confident and energetic individuals that appreciate making a difference in their community, are curious and notice things that others don’t, enjoy establishing relationships, and are open to new opportunities.
- Be a qualified social worker with an Honours Degree, Diploma, or Qualification in Social Work approved by Social Work England.
- Have at least three years of post-qualifying experience working with children and families.
- Ensure you have a Social Work England registration before applying.
- Have a complete, valid driving licence that will allow you to drive in the UK (if successful, you will be expected to transfer your licence to a UK licence).
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for a complete list of the role’s criteria.
We are delighted to serve the various communities of Cambridgeshire, and we want our staff to reflect that diversity, which we believe helps our colleagues, the company, and our communities. If you do not fulfil all of the employment requirements but believe you are qualified, please do not be discouraged. We are committed to creating a caring, inclusive, and diverse workplace, so if you believe you are a good fit for this position, please consider applying and contact the recruitment manager if you have any concerns.
Our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy, as well as our employee network ‘IDEAL’ and self-organized peer support groups, all contribute to creating an inclusive, supportive, and safe working environment in which individuals feel valued, respected, and empowered. We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to better understand the diversity of our applicants and to identify patterns that may arise during the recruitment process so that we may take appropriate action.
We are happy to be a Disability Confident employer. We completely support making appropriate modifications throughout the recruitment process and after you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose contact information may be found in the advertisement, to address any adjustment requirements. Adjustments could include taking more time to finish an examination or printing a document on pastel-colored paper with a bigger font size and line spacing. We’d love to chat about what we can do to help you join us and thrive, so please contact us if there’s anything that will help you achieve your best during your journey with us.
Visit our employment and careers area to learn more about our extensive learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; employee perks; and our dedication to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
We cherish our colleagues at Cambridgeshire County Council and have devised a number of rewards.
- Flexible and imaginative work arrangements.
- Flexible bank holidays.
- A comprehensive wellness kit.
- Cambs Rewards offers employee savings.
- A comprehensive pension programme.
- Ideal staff network for promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Camweb, our staff intranet, helps keep you updated.
- An employee recognition scheme.
- We provide a significant mileage allowance.
We provide particular advantages to our Social Workers, such as:
- Annual leave provision is generous (28 days plus bank holidays).
- A helpful management team will promote your learning and development.
- Employee Assistance Programme provides free support. 24 hours per day.
- Retention fees for social workers in certain teams begin at £900 and increase over the first three years of service.
- Additionally, our Social Workers receive 6 days of protected time each year to support their continuous professional development.
For international social workers, we provide:
- A relocation grant of up to £8,000 is available to enable your move to Cambridgeshire. This includes visa application fees, flights, temporary accommodation, and things to help you settle. Additionally, you can claim back your Social Work England registration application fees. Please be aware that you will require funds to pay all aspects of your move, which you will be able to claim once in Cambridgeshire.
- A certificate of sponsorship allows you to seek for indefinite leave to remain.
- A loan of up to £2,000 to cover the deposit for long-term accommodation in Cambridgeshire.
- Our Cambridgeshire Academy for Reaching Excellence provides ongoing assistance to help you settle in and grow during your career with us.
For further details on the relocation allowance, please see the CCC Overseas Relocation Guidance linked to this advertisement.