Disabled Children's Social Worker

Date:  31 Mar 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Disabled Children's Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £34,834 to £44,428 per annum subject to experience 
  • Hours per Week:               37 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent                          
  • Closing Date:                     Ongoing 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8430 
  • This post is open to job share 


Gloucestershire is excited to share that we are investing in our Disabled Children and Young People's service. We are expanding our team and are looking for Senior Social Workers/ Social Workers to join us.


Reward and support


For all your hard work, you will receive the following:

  • between £34,834-£38,223 for a Social Worker or between £39,186 - £44,428 per annum for a Senior Social Worker subject to experience
  • welcome payment of £4,000*
  • annual retention payment of £2,000*
  • flexible and agile working opportunities
  • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
  • option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • family friendly policies and benefits to help support you and your family
  • supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • an in-house Occupational Health service
  • employee discount scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • salary sacrifice green car scheme (T&Cs apply)
  • links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) and the Young Employees Network
  • career development and qualification opportunities
  • access to our Social Work Academy
  • paid SWE registration renewal


Right child, right support, right time, every time


Gloucestershire’s vision is “to work together to support families and communities to give every child the best chance of a happy and rewarding life, especially those who need more help.’

We have ambitious improvement and transformation plans to create the optimum conditions within which our staff can make a real difference and improve outcomes for children.

We are a local authority adopting, and training all colleagues in, systemic social work practice. If you would like to join an authority that takes a relational approach to working with families and focuses on what needs to change in the system around a child and family to enable children to thrive, then consider a role with GCC.


About the role


As a Senior Social Worker/ Social Worker in the Disabled Children and Young Persons team, you will be instrumental in delivering a first-class service to ensure the best outcomes for the children and young people of Gloucestershire. Through building positive relationships with colleagues within the service and partner agencies you will make sure we are able to provide support and protection for children and young people in need and at risk.

You will be part of a growing service which boast a permanent and stable management team, committed to driving forward improvement and outcomes for disabled children and young people.


About you


As well as your experience as a frontline social worker, there are some things we require of you to be successfully appointed to this post:

  • Social Work England registration
  • a recognised qualification in Social Work
  • to have passed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • a full driving licence and willingness to drive
  • DBS clearance

How to apply


For an informal chat about this role or to find out more please email Naomi.adams@gloucestershire.gov.uk or alternatively contact our dedicated recruitment team on CSWrecruitment@Gloucestershire.gov.uk


*Please note that our welcome payments and retention payments are subject to tax and national insurance deductions


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:

DCYPS Social Worker Job Profile

Senior Social Worker Job Profile

This position is subject to a DBS check. 

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.