Qualified children's social worker vacancies

If you're passionate about working with children and young people and keen to develop your career with a progressive employer, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us at swchildren.staffing@plymouth.gov.uk for more information, or apply for one of our vacancies.

Apply for a Qualified Children's Social Worker

Apply for Advanced Practitioner Children's Social Worker

Why work for us

  • Great location - a vibrant waterfront city in one of the most beautiful areas of the country close to beaches and Dartmoor
  • A consistently low vacancy rate compared to the national average
  • Supportive and friendly teams
  • Training, development time and regular supervision with a clear career path
  • A career graded role profile from newly qualified social worker to experienced social worker to advanced practitioner
  • A staff moves policy allowing you to move around teams without having to reapply for positions
  • A commitment to maintaining manageable caseloads
  • An excellent salary
  • Competitive benefits package and work life balance - you could get up to £8,000 to help you relocate to Plymouth

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Children's Social Work in Plymouth

What Ofsted say about us

  • A clear professional development framework for newly qualified social workers and for those in years two and three after qualification. This includes a range of training and opportunities to gain advanced qualifications
  • Our social workers act quickly when children need protection
  • There are no serious failures that leave children being harmed or at risk of harm
  • The voice of the child and young person is kept at the centre of all of our work
  • Staff are skilled, passionate and ambitious and children and young people only become looked after by the Council if this is the right decision for them.