Social Worker & Snr Social Worker- North West Central & South ASTI Service

Birmingham Children's Trust

Senior Practitioner – NWC and South ASTI Service

Salary up to £53,474 (salary includes retention payment of £5,000 per annum) Plus we offer an incentive payment of £1,000 for those with 3 years+ experience (subject to Tax & NI deductions) & a relocation package of up to £8,000  (Terms and Conditions will apply)

Birmingham Children’s Trust is looking to recruit Social Workers,  Senior Social Workers and Senior Practitioners in the South and North, West and Central areas of the city, within our Assessment and Short -Term Intervention teams.

We are looking for Social Workers and Senior Practitioners who are enthusiastic and motivated to deliver good quality social work intervention to children and their families. Ideal candidates should have experience in assessing families under s17 and s47 Children Act 1989, presenting at Initial Child Protection Conference and devising and holding short term Child in Need Plans.

You will be part of a team on duty every five weeks, picking up new families each duty cycle. The office bases are Lifford House and One Avenue Road and teams are, on a rolling rota, coming into the office a minimum of two days per week.

The ideal candidate should enjoy working as part of a busy front- line team where no two days are the same. You will be part of a settled and stable service,  overseen by a permanent team manager and head of service.

There has never been a more exciting time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust as we celebrate our GOOD Ofsted status which we are immensely proud of. Birmingham Children’s Trust is going from strength to strength. We are the largest provider of family support and social care services for children, young people and families in the country. Our goal is to become a centre of excellence in both social care and family support. By choosing to work for us, you will be part of a supportive, dynamic service contributing to our service improvement journey to ‘Outstanding’.

Working in the Trust gives you the opportunity to acquire a diverse set of professional experiences; and exceptional professional development. 

Our size means it is possible to develop your entire social work career in the Trust, thus allowing you to build on your current experience and progress in your social work practice and develop specialist skills.

Join us and you will be able to ‘do the job you came into social work to do’.   We are an independent organisation, which enables us to focus, single-mindedly on the safety and welfare of children and young people across the city.  As well as focusing on your welfare and wellbeing too.

You will work within our relationship-based, trauma informed family-led practice model.  You will be confident in your social work practice and be able to make informed decisions.  You will be a highly skilled assessor who understands statutory requirements, as well as implementing, monitoring and reviewing children’s wellbeing and play a key role within multi-agency meetings.

There has never been a better time to join Birmingham Children’s Trust and build on your career. 

An ASTI Senior Social Worker who joined us in July 2021, says: 

‘I’ve never felt so welcome in my team and wider service, everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have received such a thorough and in-depth induction and initial training initial support in starting a new role, joining the Trust was the best decision’.

Our vision is to build a Trust that provides excellent social work and family support for and with the city’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.

About you….

We are looking to recruit committed Social Workers who wish to join a stable workforce where you will benefit from a team of permanent team managers and senior practitioners.  The management team will support you to work in a fast paced assessment service who support a diverse and vibrant part of the city.

You will be able to build effective relationships, carry out in-depth assessments, be confident in partnership working with children, families and professionals, enabling their full participation in assessment, planning, review and decision making. 

You must hold a recognised social work qualification and have current active registration with Social Work England.

About Us…..why we are different as a Trust….

We know and understand that being a social worker is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer and excellent benefits.

Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including competitive rewards and pension, a generous annual leave package with 30 days leave plus bank holidays; ‘Golden hello’, Retention payment from day 1 of joining for first two years of service and our recently launched Salary Sacrifice Car Leasing Scheme; to name a few.  To find out more click HERE

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated social work team and are committed to continuous improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. 

Please call us at any time, if you need more information about the role or about working for us; email Natalie Hardware-Payne at

You must have completed your ASYE to apply for this vacancy. 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

We actively deliver services that are culturally responsive to the needs of the children, parents and carers we work with to deliver equality, diversity and inclusivity in all we do. 


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