Achieving for Children

Our social work offer

We provide a range of benefits to our social workers and social worker leaders in recognition of their commitment to the role.

Our salary ranges are as follows:

Experienced social worker £30,717 – £43,746
Senior practitioner £35,309 – £47,708
Team leader £47,841 – £50,826
Assistant team manager £41,925 – £51,627
Team manager £43,617 – £58,528

Alongside a competitive salary we also offer:

  • Permanent and stable leadership
  • Two days accredited Signs of Safety Foundation Training
  • Annual increments
  • Travel assistance package for business use, including car and cycle mileage reimbursement, annual season ticket loan or business Oyster cards
  • Discrete relocation package

On occasions we are in the position to offer some additional financial payments for particularly hard to place roles in selected service areas of AfC.

Supervision

We offer:

  • One to one child level supervision
  • Professional supervision
  • Peer/Group supervision
  • Reflecting teams (safe spaces to discuss practice and the use of self in peer groups)
  • Emphasis on the importance and support of the use of self as the practitioner
  • Annual professional development target setting

To support the wellbeing of our staff we provide the following:

  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Wellbeing sessions
  • Peer supervision sessions and reflective practice
  • Hybrid/mobile working and latest technology to facilitate this
  • Occupational Health service and Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme – offers support to the whole family
  • Flexible working options
  • Local government salary and pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Holiday package up to 34 days per year with option to purchase more
  • A career pathway

How do we work with our children, young people and their families/carers?

We use the Signs of Safety practice model alongside systemic practice. This strengths-based approach puts the families we work with at the centre of all we do and ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything.

AfC is a fully accredited licensed company to train and support staff within the Signs of Safety model.

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“The Signs of Safety approach is a relationship-grounded, safety-organised approach to child protection practice, created by researching what works for professionals and families in building meaningful safety for vulnerable and at-risk children.” (Signs of Safety website)

 

Achieving for Children