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. Social Workers in Suffolk County Council are supported and encouraged to progress which makes for a healthier working environment


Social Worker (CYP)

We are looking a Social Worker to work with children and young people aged 0-25 within the area of Disabled Children and Young People.

Youth Offending Service Practitioner

The Suffolk Youth Offending Service are seeking a Youth Offending Service Practitioner to start ASAP for an initial 6 months

Community Care Practitioner (Adult & Community Services)

We are looking for a enthusiastic individual to become a Community Care Practitioner in the West Suffolk/Mildenhall Offices depending on experience.

Social Worker (Adult & Community Services)

We are looking for a Social Worker to work as part of SCC’s professional Social Work service at West Suffolk Hospital/Mildenhall Offices depending on experience.

Social Worker (CYP) X2

We are looking for two Social Workers to work for the Children in Care team for South and West Ipswich.

Team Leader – Suffolk County Council

We are looking for an experienced team leader with excellent financial skills to join our Suffolk County Council team based in Lowestoft.

Residential Childcare Workers

We have an ongoing need for Residential Childcare Workers that are looking either for a longer term placement or are able to complete ad hoc shifts as and when.

Support Workers – Home First

Home First are looking for Support Workers to help support people in their own home.

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.