How you'll make a difference

Every day,  our Adult  Social Workers are making  a real difference  to vulnerable people in our community, helping  and supporting them to live their lives in the way they want to.

Salaries are offered at points within these bands depending on experience:

To be considered for Advanced Social Worker evidence must be clearly detailed in your application.

  • Social Worker: £33,945 - £36,648
  • Advanced Social Worker: £38,223 – £41,418
What will you be doing? 
You will be working with adults at risk of abuse and neglect who require support to reduce risks and improve their well being.  Working within a multi agency team and keeping the adult at the centre of their safeguarding. 

You will: 
  • As part of this role, you will be required to complete Section 42 enquires, risk assessments and safety planning
  • Deliver genuine people-centred, strengths-based support, with a focus on what those we work with tell us will make the biggest difference to them. Using your creativity to deliver the best outcomes for local people. 
  • Implement, review and monitor actions and outcomes in line with individual with support and protection plans.
  • Make changes and amendments as the needs of the individual change and evolve  
  • Work in line with best practice legislation, policy and guidance to promote the wellbeing and dignity of service users
  • It will be your responsibility to make recommendations for the implementation of reablement equipment  

As an Advanced Social Worker you will be required to:

  • support students on placement as an experience Practice Educator
  • be fully up to date with the core training expectations as an Advanced Social Worker
  • use examples of research and evidence-based resources to enhance practice and share learning with team (e.g. use of Research in Practice / other online resources).


What we need from you

  • It is essential that you have must have a degree in Social Work with relevant registration to practice or be in the final year of your Social Work studies.  
  • You will have knowledge and or experience of safeguarding and be confident in assessing risk.
  • You should also understand asset and strength-based approaches to adult social care. 
  • You will be a problem solver, confident about making important decisions, underpinned by a genuine passion to work collaboratively with people to meet their goals and aspirations. 
  • You’ll welcome challenge and embrace change.  

Advanced Social Worker:

  • We will require you to have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience.
  • You will have evidence of meeting the essential (and desirable where possible) criteria for the role of Advanced Social Worker or in South Gloucestershire council.
  • A clear commitment to Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

You will be expected to travel throughout the authority and surrounding area so must have a full valid driving licence with regular access to a vehicle or have alternative appropriate means of travel.

Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the people they work with. 

We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance

We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.    

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children,
young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!
For further information please contact either:
Caroline Goodwin, Team Manager ([email protected]) or
Christina Clark, Team Manager ([email protected])

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