Social Worker - Referral, Assessment and Intervention Service

Rutland County Council
£25,927 - £36,371 plus £3,000 market supplement
Rutland - Oakham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week. Flexible and agile working.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/05/2022 at 23:59

Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to practice social work. Are you an ambitious Social Worker who wants to join a forward thinking, innovative Council? In Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of.

About you…

  • A degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification, and Social Work England registration
  • Evidence of practical application of social work skills in family support or duty setting
  • Knowledge of the issues that affect parenting capacity and the impact of deprivation on child development
  • Knowledge of Child-care legislation
  • Skilled in the management of risk and assessment of children's needs
  • Great communication skills, able to explain complicated information simply

About the role…
As the Social Worker Referral, Assessment & Intervention Service:

  • You will respond to new referrals from professionals and members of the public
  • You will complete assessments and formulate plans for families to ensure that they receive the right support at the right time
  • You will participate fully in the duty system and provide specialist duty cover as required, supporting and advising customers

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work closely with vulnerable children and their families, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference then this is the place to work. We offer manageable caseloads, learning events, training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS and your Social Work England registration are paid by the council.

We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.

Social Worker Referral, Assessment & Intervention Service interviews will be held on 09 June 2022.  Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.

Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Selinder Sandhu, Team Manager on 01572 758466 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

How to apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.


Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.


Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.


If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at

Further information on this vacancy

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