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Social Worker

Social Care

Children's Services

Tameside Council




Location: Clarence Arcade, Ashton-Under-Lyne

Full time, Permanent 

Salary: Grade H. Scale 29 - £32,910 to Scale 34 - £37,890 with a profession bar at SCP 31 **


The role

In the Leaving Care team, you will play an important part in our continuing commitment to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our care leavers.
You will have the opportunity to lead the Pathway Planning process and support our children and young people to aim higher and to achieve their aspirations. 

About you

With excellent knowledge and understanding of the duties placed on the Local Authority for Cared for Children and Care Leavers, you will have a comprehensive understanding of care and pathway planning processes in supporting young people to make successful transition to adult life. 

You will have the knowledge and understanding in delivering high quality support, advice and guidance in line with the corporate parenting principles, the Children Act 1989 Volume 2 and Volume 3 and the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. 

What we can offer you

We recognise that our staff are our most important resource and asset. In Tameside, our values underpin our practice and behaviours and they are at the heart of everything that we do:

  • Support 
  • Trust 
  • Respect 
  • Integrity 
  • Value Difference 
  • Engage 

You will receive regular supervision and work in a supportive culture where we are ambitious about delivering effective social work practice and supporting you to be the very best you can be.

We listen to our staff and act on feedback in a variety ways through having regular team meetings, employment engagement sessions and staff surveys.

Our comprehensive workforce development programme provides lots of opportunities to help you grow and develop your career. The peer support you will also receive is second to none.

You will be provided with the relevant technology, including an IPhone and laptop to enable you to work flexibly.
We offer our employees flexible working to support work life balance as this helps us have a happy and stable workforce.

In Tameside we like to look after our employees and also offer a fantastic range of employee rewards and benefits, including:

Health and Wellbeing Support
Salary Sacrifice Schemes 
Up to 30 days leave each year, with the option to buy additional leave
Family friendly policies, including maternity, paternity and adoption leave  
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
Discounts at local shops, health & fitness clubs, restaurants and much more

We are very proud what Ofsted told us during our inspection:
‘A determined focus on improving the quality of work with care leavers has had a significant impact’. 
Apply today to be part of our continuing success story and help us grow even further.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss further, please contact:
David Lamb Service Manager

All appointments will be to the bottom salary point in the grade with annual incremental progression each April until the grade maximum is reached.  Where an individual can provide evidence that their existing salary in a relevant role surpasses the grade starting salary, a higher entry salary will be considered, subject to the professional grade development criteria also being met if that point is higher than the bar point.

** This post is classified as being in a professional job category.  As such the grade for the job has a professional grade development bar which employees can progress through subject to meeting the following criteria:
1. Relevant professional qualification for the job role at Level 6 or above, AND 
2. Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in the role, AND 
3. Maintained membership of a regulated body where this is a requirement to practice in the role where applicable, AND 
4. Professional standards practised to the highest expected level. 

Ref No: DPT35 
Applications to be received by 19th May 2021
Interviews will be held on 27th May 2021 

Job description and Person specification.docx

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application deadline

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19th May 2021

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