Social Workers – Children’s Services – Cambridgeshire County Council

Job Category: Social Care
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate From £28.00 to £32.00 per hour

About the job:

We are currently looking for enthusiastic, motivated and experienced social workers to join the diverse and supportive children’s services at Cambridgeshire County Council.

If you are a confident Social Worker looking for a role where you can contribute positively to the lives of children the role is suited to you.

The roles are based within the Children Services in various teams and locations across Cambridgeshire including: March, Wisbech, Ely, Huntingdon, Cambridge City.

There are full-time and part-time hours as a job share available.

Contact our social work team directly for further information on the roles and locations available/team specific information.

  • Communicate effectively to allow you to form highly effective working relationships with your team, other professionals and our service users & families
  • Make informed decisions involving complex and sen Make informed decisions involving complex and sensitive situations to identify the needs and plan and deliver the appropriate care and supportMake informed decisions involving complex and sensitive situations to identify the needs and plan and deliver the appropriate care and support
  • Be at the forefront of managing change, undertaking assessments and attending initial court hearing to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families in Cambridgeshire.


  • First Response Team
  • Safeguarding and Care Planning Teams
  • Looked After Children and UASC Teams
  • Disabled Children’s Team
  • Recruitment, Fostering and Connected Persons Team
  • Permanence Team
  • Adoption Team
  • Post Adoption Team
  • Self-confidence
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • The ability to be organised and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • You will possess highly developed knowledge and experience of Social Work Practice in Children’s Services
  • 2 years’ experience within the area that you apply for
  • A commitment to representing our Cambridgeshire Children’s Service and want to be part of a flagship for the children service innovation, where you will find creative solutions to challenging situations.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience in children’s services
  • Social worker qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • HCPC registration
  • Current enhanced DBS certificate valid to work with children
  • The opportunity to work with a diverse and supportive team, to empower you to make important decisions that impact our service users
  • A working environment where all staff are listened to, opinions and ideas are valued and anyone can influence the future of the service
  • Free parking at Herward Hall in March,
  • £400 ‘Golden Hello’ payment for new social workers (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 36 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Mileage – 23p
  • Flexible working hours – Part time hours and job shares available
  • Opportunity to apply for social work roles across the East of England through Opus LGSS

Have you heard about our Golden Hello scheme? Register with Opus LGSS as a locum social worker and receive £400! T&Cs apply.

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