Social Worker - Child Protection Team
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Crown Dependencies
- £ 41400 - 52200 Per year
- Full time
- Job level
- Qualified (non-manager)
- 18 May 2020
- 22 Jun 2020
We are seeking a committed and experienced Social Worker to join the locality Child Protection Team on the beautiful Island of Guernsey , in the Channel Islands.
The service comprises two locality teams each of seven qualified Social Workers, with additional assistants, support staff and students .
The salary for this post is £41,404 up to £48,000 with an option to move to the higher salary scale (currently £49,338 - £52,124) after one year in post.
The island of Guernsey is in the Channel Islands and has a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain's finest and best-kept beaches , an especially mild and sunny climate , and an offbeat, historic harbour town in St. Peter's Port, the island's capital.
The States of Guernsey delivers a diverse range of healthcare; their Social Work service provides excellent Child Protection and Child in Need care, supported by Social Workers recruited to a very high standard.
This includes undertaking work with children subject to care requirements in accordance with the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 .
The Law has introduced fundamental and significant changes to how concerns relating to children and young people are dealt with and is based broadly on the Children's Hearing System in Scotland.
Person requirements :
Qualified Social Worker with current UK registration
Minimum of two years post-registration UK experience, including managing own Child Protection and Child in Need caseload.
Experienced in court proceedings, including giving evidence.
Ability to make judgments and decisions with confidence.
Be in possession of a clean and current car driving licence; own vehicle required, (mileage expensed at full rate)
The benefits of working in Guernsey include:
- A higher-than-UK salary.
- A flat rate 20% income tax.
- No Council tax or VAT
- A relocation payment of £5,000*
- Temporary initial staff accommodation then a generous allowance for private rental accommodation*
- A continental lifestyle, where the people are friendly, and crime is very low.
*Full T&C in relocation directive
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