Work in Children’s social services

  • Children’s social workers
  • £33,820 to £41,496 per annum
  • Location: various

At Solihull Council, we are on a transformational journey, designed to improve the experience of the children and families we work with. We are investing in our services and people and putting additional resources in place to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children, young people and their families. And we want you to help us make that happen.

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We are looking for determined and committed experienced social workers who are passionate about improving outcomes for children to join us at this crucial time.  We recognise hard work and encourage new ways of thinking as we work to our robust improvement plan. And we are engaging our social workers throughout our improvement journey to develop a culture of “can do” that will enable us to deliver excellent services.   

We want all children and young people to thrive, be healthy, happy, safe and prosperous, so as a team, we are working closely with other partners and professionals with openness and with integrity, to learn and develop our practice.

As a social worker in Solihull, you will work with vulnerable children, young people and their families, focusing on their strengths and needs, supporting and assisting families to make the sustainable changes they need to secure best possible futures. 

You will work to a restorative practice model, undertaking holistic assessments to determine families immediate and long-term needs, working in collaboration with children, young people and their families to ensure their views are heard, understood and taken on-board whenever possible. Bringing your most creative ideas to the team, you will have the opportunity to implement timely interventions to promote change for the better.

And in Solihull you will benefit from an innovative learning environment, regardless of your existing level of experience. With a broad suite of high-quality training packages, including a best practice training programme, staff at Solihull feel supported in their career path, with regular supervision from more experienced colleagues and the chance to develop their leadership skills.

Our Social Workers also enjoy a hybrid approach to flexible working, and a generous benefits package that includes competitive salaries and a strong focus on staff wellbeing.

We currently have opportunities across a number of teams, so if you are ready to join our ambitious service - and make a tangible impact and positive difference to families’ lives - then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information about these vacancies or our teams, or for an informal discussion, please call Sarah Harris, Principal Social Worker, on 07796 812306.