Social Care Jobs in Suffolk


Working in a Social Work role within Suffolk County Council enables you to make real changes for adults, children and families in Suffolk. Suffolk maintains a strong and mature leadership, with a wealth of knowledge and a clear commitment to making a difference.


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Team Managers – Social Work

We are looking for experienced Team Managers to lead and manage the area social work teams to deliver the highest standards of social care, re-ablement, mental health and therapy services for the people of Suffolk.

Social Workers

We are looking for experienced Social Workers who want to make a difference to the lives of people in Suffolk..

Senior Practitioner

We are looking for an experienced Senior Practitioner to provide professional support to the area social work team, supporting the Senior management team in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care.

Occupational Therapists

We are seeking experienced and qualified Occupational Therapists to work in a variety of locations across Suffolk.

Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners

We are looking for Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners to work with customers within the Adult and Community Services (ACS) directorate.

Project Support Co-ordinator (x5)

We are currently looking for five Project Support Co-ordinators to support the implementation of a new Social Care Management and Finance system at Suffolk County Council.

Residential Childcare Worker

We are looking for a caring individual to fill the role of a Residential Childcare Worker in a Children’s home in Bury St Edmunds

Youth Offending Service Practitioner x3

We are seeking three Youth Offending Service Practitioners to work within The Suffolk youth Offending Service.

Why Choose a job with Opus?

    • Our consultants are non-commission based which allows them the freedom to work with your best interests in mind.


    • You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you; we will take the time to work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job and find you exactly.


  • We are wholly owned by Suffolk County Council and return a dividend back to the Council each year, so by working through Opus you are helping to ensure that money spent in the public sector stays in the public sector, rather than being lost into the private sector via other agencies.


“After I left college I was a temporary worker with Opus for nearly 2 years. About 4 months into my last assignment, I was offered to take the role permanently! I would highly recommend Opus to anybody. Their customer service is great, they’re very reliable, friendly, considerate and approachable!”

Josh Douglas, Learning Development Co-ordinator

“I have found that Opus colleagues are good at matching the skills of people to the vacant post; the CVs I have received have been ‘spot on’. The process for recruiting a temporary assignment is clear and well supported by Opus staff.”

Sue Farrow, Placement Team Manager

“The service I received was fantastic, Opus helped me obtain a temporary position to gain office and professional experience which I lacked after finishing university. My temporary position was also made permanent in a role that I found both enjoyable and interesting.”

Megan Lloyd, Customer Service Advisor

“I have had great success working with Opus on our recruitment requirements. The level of success we have experienced working with Opus and sourcing and filling our vacancies, has been excellent. I have built up a brilliant working relationship with them, they have taken the time to fully understand our business and recruitment needs.”

Hannah Pittock, Schools’ Choice

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

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Working at Suffolk County Council

We’re proud to supply our candidates to Suffolk County Council and Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils as we know from experience what supportive and engaging organisations they are to work for, but don’t just take our word for it:

“I have worked for Suffolk County Council since 2003 as a qualified Social Worker and during this time I have seen real changes in how we practice and work with children and their families. Suffolk has adopted the Signs of Safety practice model and this ensures families are very much at the heart of our work and practitioners are encouraged to be creative to secure the best possible outcomes for children and their families. It focuses on relationship based social work and providing and supporting genuine opportunities for families to change.

Through being a social worker and then manager in front line Children’s Services within Suffolk, I still work alongside colleagues who I started out in my career with. Many workers can identify with an ever changing work force in some Local Authorities, however Suffolk maintains a strong and mature leadership, with a wealth of knowledge and a clear commitment to the children and families within Suffolk. For me it is one of the most important factors in where I practice-knowing you will be supported and encouraged makes for a healthier working environment, especially in social work where the only certainty is change, knowing that stability it exists in leadership is so important.”

– Maureen Roscoe- Goulson, Professional Advisor for CP & CIN, Suffolk County Council

At Opus, we offer an opportunity to build experience in many different areas of the organisations we work with. Many of our workers move on to have successful careers as a result of their initial placement with us, so whether you’re looking for regular, short term assignments to build some experience, or a foot in the door to start you career in Local Government, we’ll be glad to help you get going.