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Social Worker

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Job Introduction

Milton Keynes Council’s ethos of Every Day Matters is made easy when you are surrounded by dedicated, respectful and collaborative colleagues. There are currently Four Family Support Teams within Children's Social Care. These Teams are made up of a Team Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Practitioners, Social Workers and a Social Work Assistant. The skill base is vast which we are incredibly proud of. To name a few, Social Workers/Assistants are qualified to undertake Parenting Assessment Manuel’s, Narrative Story Stems, Meaning of the Child Interviews, Adult Attachment Interviews, assessments of children and young people who present with harmful sexualised behaviours and Parenting Plus/Video Interactive Guidance (VIG). These are skills we share between us as colleagues to help each other manage diverse caseloads of Child Protection, Child In Need and Court cases. Recognising the complexity of this work, on average we maintain caseloads of nine families per experienced Social Worker. Our Family Support Teams priority is working together as a 'Team' to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Over the years Children’s Social Care have successfully recruited Social Workers from various disciplines such as Adult Social Care, we continue to strongly encourage and warmly welcome Social Workers from all disciplines wanting to make the same transition to join our Family Support Teams


Departmental Benefits of this role

  • Use of a smart phone and surface pro to enable you to work from home Retention bonus of up to £4,000 (FTE) per annum, subject to qualifying conditions
  • Independent Clinical Supervision
  • Career progression which includes access to complete specialist courses and University level modules
  • Access to an electric car to use for work purposes
  • Job sharing

ASYE are welcome to apply for this role. 


Main Responsibility

Key Duties

  • Chairing Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and working closely with other agencies/professionals to complete assessments and formulate Care Plans
  • Completing a wide range of assessments such as Parenting Assessments, Risk Assessments, Children and Families Assessments, Viability Assessments and Regulation 24 Assessments
  • Devising Care Plans for Children and Young People
  • Managing a caseload of Child In Need, Child Protection, Looked After Children and cases subject to public and private care proceedings
  • Working as part of a team to share knowledge, develop team skills and contribute to the overall development of the team


The Ideal Candidate

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • Social Work Qualification and registration with Social Work England
  • Enhanced DBS, driving license and a car user
  • The successful applicant will have at least 2 years post qualifying experience

Skills Required

  • To formulate multi-disciplinary care plans for children and young people
  • Verbal and written communication skills - IT skills
  • Ability to work alongside other agencies/professionals
  • Assessment skills to assess children and young people's needs alongside parents/carers ability to meet their needs

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company



Milton Keynes is a diverse, multi cultural, adrenaline packed expanding city with so much to offer on its door step. From beautiful open spaces, a busy theatre district, large shopping centre to a number of cultural and leisure facilities.

Milton Keynes Council has an array of responsibilities, such as: education, housing, highways and social services. Altogether, the council provides over 240 services to the citizens of Milton Keynes, and to meet such an extensive and diverse range of challenges we must be innovative and dynamic to provide services successfully to meet the increasing demands that will accompany the growth of Milton Keynes. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with us. If you want to make a difference and experience a fulfilling job measured on outcomes and results with great work-life balance, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

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