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We have roles across all of our services and we have refined our processes to make it easy for you to apply.

Browse opportunities in the Children and Young People's department, or contact us for an informal chat using the contact details for our team leaders below.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub - MASH

We are currently on a transformation journey and would love experienced social workers who are confident in engaging partners, parents and children to join us as we reshape our MASH.

You will have access to strong management oversight (three managers), the early help team, education lead, health lead, police colleagues and domestic abuse advisor.

We want to expand our front door offer to ensure we provide advice, support families to early help support where appropriate as well as identify those children most in need who require a statutory response or immediate protection.

We are looking for experienced confident practitioners who are good communicators, can analyse information and make sound recommendations of actions for children and young people.

We want you to bring your ideas and to be really involved in developing a new dynamic front door service.

For an informal chat please call Janice Barr, our Multiagency Safeguarding Hub lead – j.barr@bury.gov.uk or 07971 466242

Initial Response Team

To support our transformation journey we are looking to recruit experienced social workers within our Initial Response Team.

We are looking for experienced social workers who are skilled in undertaking and writing assessments with families within multi agency planning processes.

You must be passionate about achieving positive outcomes and child centred planning.

This is a fast paced and dynamic working environment requiring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to multi agency team working. You will be part of a small team and have access to strong management oversight, support and personal development.

We are looking for experienced confident social workers who are good communicators and can carry out effective direct work with children / young people and their families.

For an informal chat please Janice Barr, our Initial Response Team lead – j.barr@bury.gov.uk or 07971 466242

Safeguarding

Our safeguarding social workers tell us that despite the complexity of the cases they are working with they benefit from a caring team and strong management and direction. This is an ideal opportunity for social workers who want to develop and build longer term relationships with children and families, supporting them to make positive changes and reach their full potential.

The Safeguarding Team works with those children and families subject to child protection plans or in the court arena. You will be skilled in writing and presenting reports and analysing information to understand the child’s lived experience. You will be part of a small team and have access to strong management oversight, support and personal development.

For an informal chat please call our Safeguarding lead Helen Delamare – 07583 029956 h.delamare@bury.gov.uk

Care and Support Service

The Care and Support Service overseas the majority of our children in care, including those in foster placements, specialist placements, and our care leavers who are working towards or have achieved independent living. Social workers in this team experience long term, trusting relationships with children and young people; supporting them to be the best they can be and to achieve all their aspirations and goals.

We have a great staff team who work together in this rewarding service, enjoying the opportunity being part of a child’s or young person’s journey as they grow and develop.

We have strong ethos of relationship based practice working with the same children and young people, enabling us to become a significant person in their life.

We encourage enthusiasm, energy and creativity in our service and would welcome candidates who are like minded.

You will be skilled in communication and in listening to children and young people to support and guide them to make appropriate decisions and choices.

You should be a strong voice and advocate for children and young people and along with colleagues and partners ensure that our corporate parenting responsibility are understood and upheld.

As an employee you will have the additional support of a corporate parenting development officer who ensures that there is a strong focus and commitment across the council and the CCG for children in care.

We have a well-established Children in Care Council and Care Leaver Forum who help us to ensure that we are providing the right services.

You will be supported in your role by colleagues including our in-house social care children and adolescent mental health practitioners and psychologist, our child and family support workers and co-location with the virtual school and integrated youth support.

Our office base enables us to work in a shared space where outcomes for children and young people are prioritised.

For an informal chat please call our CASS lead Sue Harris – 07795 127550 - s.harris@bury.gov.uk