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Social Worker

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Tameside Council


Duty and Safeguarding Teams

36 Hours, Permanent

Salary Grade H: £29,909 to £35,229 per annum
(Inclusive of a temporary market supplement of two spinal column points)

Located: The Denton Centre

We have fantastic opportunities for newly qualified and experienced social workers to join us as we continue to make a real impact on children’s lives.

Working in one of our Duty or Safeguarding teams, you will be centrally located with colleagues who are passionate about delivering the best possible service to vulnerable children.

You will have the opportunity to put your previous experience to good use while you manage a diverse caseload. As you will expect, we are looking for Social Workers who can undertake effective assessments of need and co-ordinate the provision of the appropriate services.

In return, you will be surrounded by a strong supportive network of experienced Social Workers and Managers who will provide you with a comprehensive induction, training, help and advice to enable you to reach your full potential.

Why work for us?
• Supportive teams and a great, friendly working environment
• Flexible working opportunities
• Social Work teams centrally located together
• A high standard of professional supervision and a focus on supporting professional development
• Manageable caseloads to enable reflective practice

This is an exciting time to join Tameside and you will be part of a service that is highly committed, welcoming and supportive. We are continuing to transform our approach to how we deliver services to support children and families having implemented the Signs of Safety Practice Model.

Our HEART OF PRACTICE core values and principles:
• The child is kept central to all our work
• Honesty and respect guides and underpins our daily practice
• Services built on developing effective relationships with each other and those we support
• A commitment to improvement and always striving to be the best we can be
• A culture of Public Service where we are clear on our responsibilities and show how we meet the expectations for those we support

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English in the person specification

This post requires an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

On appointment you will be paid the starting salary for the grade, and progress to the maximum salary for the grade through the council's annual increment process. In cases where an individual can evidence that their existing salary, in a relevant role to which they are being appointed is higher than the starting salary, then a higher salary within the grade salary range may be considered in accordance with the Council's pay framework. Individuals appointed above the starting salary for the grade, but not at the maximum salary, will then be subject to the annual increment process until they reach the maximum

Please indicate on your application form which team you have a preference to work in.

To find out more about our Social Worker roles and the benefits of working for Tameside, please give Ally Przewoznik (Recruitment & Retention Manager) a call on 0161 342 2612 or 0758 396 2139 or alternatively by email

Ref No: ADV1959
Closing Date: 28th March 2019
Interview date: 12th April 2019

Our site will be down for planned maintenance from 5pm on Friday 29th March to 8am on Monday 1st April. During this time you will not be able to access your candidate account or view/apply for any vacancies.

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working hours

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application deadline

11 59 pm

28th Mar 2019

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