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Children in Care Social Worker HCC12745

Job Details:

Salary Range: £32,752 - £36,862 per annum

Market Supplement: £1,400 per annum

Work Location:  Various locations available, including Fareham & Gosport, New Forest, Havant, Basingstoke and East Hants

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 21 July 2019

Person to contact for an informal discussion: Nigel Burton, District Manager (Children and Families) on 01420 545657

Be a Social Worker for Hampshire County Council and practice in an Outstanding Authority

We are seeking experienced and passionate Social Workers to join our Children in Care teams (CiC). Using your professional knowledge and experience you will provide long-term social care intervention for children from 4 to 18 years in the care of the local authority.

Applying your significant Social Work experience and excellent communication skills you will ensure stability of placements and independence for our Children in Care. Always considering children's wishes and feelings. You will have a proven commitment to facilitate effective multi-agency solutions to ensure positive and sustainable outcomes.

Using best practice, you will strive to provide the best outcomes for children and help them to remain living with their parents or wider family wherever possible. Most importantly however, you will have a passion for supporting children and families to ensure that they thrive and flourish.

As Children in Care Social Worker you will be supported and actively encouraged to:
  • Maintain positive relationships with our children, young people and their birth families.
  • Manage risks to ensure children and young people are kept safe.
  • Work collaboratively with our partner agencies and colleagues who are involved with ensuring the children’s and young people’s welfare.
  • Ensure children and young people’s needs are being met.
  • Help to find reunification and permanent plans for children and young people in our care.
  • Plan collaboratively with children and young people.
  • Gain valuable career experience from long term care planning.

Find out more about Hampshire Children's Services Social Work Careers

Why Hampshire?

As a children’s Social Worker within Hampshire County Council, you will be practicing in one of just a few local authorities in the country rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

As part of our work as a Department for Education ‘Partner in Practice’, you will be provided excellent development opportunities. Our children’s social workers are offered the unique opportunity to lead by example, trailblazing new ways of working to update and enhance social work practice across the country.

In addition to working for one of the top performing children’s social care authorities in the country, Hampshire is also one of the best places to live and work. Located on the south coast, with excellent transport links up and down the country, Hampshire offers the perfect blend of rural and city living. You’ll find miles of lovely coastline, nature reserves and heritage sites, which are just some of the benefits of living in Hampshire.

What are we doing for our social workers?

Our Social Workers are an asset to us, and we encourage our workforce to be creative and autonomous, while enabling them to work flexibly. We are committed to providing regular, reflective and effective supervision to support you, while ensuring you also have the working conditions you need for good practice to flourish.

We will:

  • Provide you with a hybrid tablet device, so you can work more effectively and flexibly
  • Allocate you a personal assistant, who will provide crucial back office support to free up your time to focus on professional practice
  • Provide five personal development days per annum
  • Provide flexible working options to fit around today’s lifestyles
  • Ensure you have ample progression opportunities.
  • Assist with relocation by offering up to £8,500 for experienced social workers wanting to move to Hampshire (subject to management approval).

These are just some of the benefits you will receive as a Hampshire County Council employee.

About you

You will be:

  • Highly skilled at building meaningful relationships with children and families to engage them in assessments and plans
  • Creative, flexible and forward thinking in your approach
  • Constantly striving for continuous improvement to provide the best outcomes for children
  • Committed to providing our service users with a high-quality service
  • Experienced in working with children and families including those from vulnerable groups
  • Experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary, interagency basis
  • Able to use your excellent mediation and negotiation skill on behalf of service users.
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UK Residents

If you are Social Worker based in the UK you can either apply online or simply send us your CV. By submitting your CV you are giving consent for Hampshire County Council to store your data in accordance with data protection legislation.

Overseas Residents

If you are an Overseas Social Worker, you will need to apply by using our online application form.

Have you recently graduated?

For those looking for their first step into a social work career, you can apply for our Newly Qualified Social Worker Graduate Entry Training scheme

Vetting Requirements

This post is subject to a criminal records check. As such, please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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