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Experienced Children's Social Workers Duty and Assessment (CDC)

City Of Doncaster Council
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Grade 8/9 up to £43,438 including £2,000 retention supplement
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.


We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage.  We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it.  But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve.


Doncaster Children’s Services are looking for qualified and experienced social workers to join our Duty and Assessment Teams. Do you want to work for an organisation that is committed to providing stability, manageable workloads and which puts children at the heart of everything it does? Are you committed to the highest practice standards and to achieving better outcomes for children and their families? If so we want to hear from you.


What can we offer you?


A competitive salary, with retention payments.


Brilliant learning and development opportunities, with investment in staffing, resources, high quality training and leadership.


Realistic caseloads, depending on role and experience, with a system of monitoring these to ensure they stay that way.


Stable and experienced leaders, who offer high quality, frequent and reflective supervision.


Fantastic small, friendly teams in lively, welcoming offices, with supportive advanced practitioners.


Cluster based working over small geographical areas.


Strong links with our partner agencies, who are involved, active and accountable.


Generous annual leave and a range of flexible and hybrid working options, along with the tools and tech you need for agile working.


A great rewards and recognition package, offering discounts and salary sacrifice schemes.


Excellent transport links to the motorways M18, A1, M1 and M62.


A relocation package to encourage you to move to Doncaster. 


What are we asking from you?


A BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or equivalent recognised qualification.


Registered with Social Work England.


Experience of working with children and families as a qualified social worker.


An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.

To be able to support families to make positive changes and enable children to meet their potential.

An ability to analyse information effectively and to write high quality assessments.

To focus on your own continuing professional development.

Motivation and resilience.  

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the Job Description and Person Specification.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster - City of Doncaster Council page to find out more.

More Information

If you are interested, simply apply on line. If you would like to chat to someone first please get in touch;

Clive Chambers – Head of Service and Principle Social Worker

Jane Wood – Head of Service –


Company info
01302 734444
Floor 1
Council House
College Road
South Yorkshire

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