Social Worker (Various posts)
£30,984 - £42,614 depending on qualifications and experience plus a 'welcome payment'
31st Mar, 2023
Job description

We’re a council that prioritises Children’s Services, and we want every child in the borough to achieve their full potential, to be safe and happy.  We highly value the work of our Social Workers and we’ve approved additional investment, creating more posts to support Social Workers in the valuable work that they do. 


We're looking to recruit highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed professional social workers at all levels to join our stable workforce. Could that be you?


We are deeply committed to achieving the very best outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Barnsley. Children and their families are at the centre of all that we do, and our practice is underpinned by a strength based and relational model. This means supporting our social workers to develop relationships and to really know and understand children; to have the support to produce excellent assessment and analytical skills; apply evidence-based interventions and direct work. To develop the confidence and skills to make timely decisions and plans for children that will achieve positive and sustainable outcomes for their future. 


We are an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ authority and remain highly aspirational to deliver ‘even better’ services and outcomes for children, young people, and their families in the borough.



Why it’s great to work in Barnsley:


  • A highly competitive social work salary up to £41,881 for experienced practitioners and we also offer a welcome payment for new employees

  • High quality regular supervision and support and a nurturing management team that encourages learning and development

  • Flexible working

  • A commitment to continuous professional development with a strong training and development offer for staff at all levels

  • An ASYE programme designed to support newly qualified practitioners to have additional support through their first year in practice

  • Relocation package

  • Good IT support and equipment

  • A commitment to health and wellbeing and access to dedicated assistance programme

  • Just 4 You Benefits


Vacancies are available in our Assessments and Joint Investigation Teams, our Children and Young People Teams and our Children in Care teams. If you would like to speak with a Team Manager about the vacancies, please contact;

  • Sarah Booth on 01226 772626 or [email protected] for vacancies in the Children in Care Team

  • Anna Ward on [email protected] on 01226 772443 for Assessment and Joint Investigation team vacancies.

  • Or for vacancies in the Children and Young people’s Teams please contact Antonia Williams [email protected] or Deborah Hardman [email protected] or call 01226 775441

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