Social Worker (Transitions)

Date:  20-Mar-2023
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Social Worker (Transitions)
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £34,723 - £36,298 per annum pro rata with a relocation package of up to £5,000 for eligible applicants.
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     02/04/2023 
  • Job Requisition Number:   3750 
  • This post is not open to job share

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a meaningful role with great opportunities for personal development where equality and diversity is recognised and practiced?


Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care are holding a series of recruitment events in 2023 to share details of our many rewarding local jobs. Our events aim to inspire anyone who is thinking about a new challenge or a change of career to join our amazing Adults teams in 2023.


You will have a unique opportunity to meet our teams in which you could be working and ask them any questions you may have. You will gain insight into how we work and learn more about our current vacancies. Our Recruitment and Retention Team will be onsite to provide some useful tips on the application process.


We want to share why we care and inspire others to make a difference too. Please encourage anyone you know who may be interested in a career or a new challenge in adult social care, to come along and learn more.


Alternatively, please visit our Recruitment Events webpage. If you need any further information, please email our Adults Recruitment Team today!


About the role:


We have a full time (37 hours) Social Worker position available in our Transitions Team which is part of Learning Disabilities team.  To find out more about working in Learning Disabilities, please visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here.


As a Social Worker in Transitions Team, you will be working with young adults who have complex disabilities and needs. The role will involve working closely with our partners to ensure young people who may be eligible for Adult Social Care have an effective transition from Children’s Services into Adult Social Care. In order to best support the people we work with, we need a Social Worker who is experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who is competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities.


About us:


This is a fantastic opportunity to join Gloucestershire County Council. If you join us, you can be confident of becoming part of a welcoming, supportive, passionate, innovative and very experienced team. We use the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them. The suitable candidate will be well supported within their role and will receive regular supervision. We fully support hybrid and agile working and ask teams to be in the office on days they are working together and holding their ‘huddles’ where teams work together on exploring how to support the people we work with.


About you:


We are looking for someone who is flexible and adaptable in their practice, someone who is creative, innovative and search for imaginative solutions that are not always obvious. You need to be self-motivated, pragmatic, and resilient.  

You must:

  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE* registered
  • Have completed your ASYE* programme or have relevant statutory experience
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice
  • Have the right to work in the UK

We will consider full time, part time and weekend only working patterns (enhancements are provided for weekend only).

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and how we treat each other. They provide essential guiding principles about the way that we work and set the tone for our culture, and identify what we, as an organisation, care about.


Above all you should:

- perform to the highest professional standards and be the best you can be

- focus on providing excellent customer service

- be inclusive, show respect and value others

- work collaboratively as part of a team

- be a confident and clear communicator


If you hold the same behaviours and approach, then we want to hear from you! In exchange, we will provide you with full training and support to help you succeed in your role!


What’s in it for you?


You’ll be entitled to our full benefits package, including:

    • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
    • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Discounts at a number of major supermarket chains and high street retailers
    • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)
    • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.
    • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills
    • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM
    • 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.
    • Strong emphasis on a supportive working environment and developing our employees with 94% having participated in their annual appraisal and regular health and wellbeing events.


And much more!




Please write your application with consideration for the essential criteria on the Job Profile. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact to arrange a convenient time for a call back.


We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.


* For interested professionals located in Wales and Scotland, please contact us to discuss your application.

Additional Information:

Please note that sponsorships are not on offer for these position.

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


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.