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Job Introduction

Do you remember what it was that made you become a Children’s Social Worker?

It was probably because you are passionate about helping the children who are in the most need. Ensuring they live in safety and without fear. We have a number of roles available across our team and are looking for passionate candidates to join us. This isn’t just a short term job; we are offering a long-term and rewarding career and the chance for continual professional development. 

You will work in an environment where staff are supported to develop to their full potential and there are opportunities for professional development and growth at all levels. There is the ability to work autonomously whilst having support and regular supervision as well as opportunities to hold a range of cases.

So, if you feel ready to take that next career-defining step, then it’s time to Register your interest today.

We offer a £4,000 market supplement (pro rata), excellent training and career progression opportunities, flexible working including homeworking for up to 2 days a week (full time equivalent) and a suite of IT equipment to enable you to do your job effectively. Support with career progression and access to clinical supervision is provided to all employees.

We encourage and warmly welcome applications from social workers in all disciplines such as Adult Social Care and Mental Health Services.

Main Responsibility

We are in search of Social Workers who are innovative and resilient, who can bring new skills and experience to the role. In Milton Keynes, a proudly diverse city, you will be in a fortunate position to make a difference in a city where 50% of our residents are under 35

The Ideal Candidate

  • A qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.  
  • Committed to supporting children, young people and their families and has the resilience to go that extra mile to ensure they achieve their potential. 
  • Someone who thinks outside the box, is able to challenge and make evidenced based decisions.  
  • Someone who has a driving license, business insurance and can travel in and outside of Milton Keynes which may sometimes include working outside of office hours.
  • Someone who is willing to work collaboratively as part of a team in sharing knowledge and supporting team development. 

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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