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
  • 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.

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 with strength-based and systemic support for our families. This ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do.

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

“A format for undertaking comprehensive risk assessment — assessing for danger, strengths and safety — is incorporated within the one-page Signs of Safety assessment protocol. The approach is designed to be used from commencement through to case closure in order to assist professionals at all stages of the child protection process.”


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
Achieving for Children