Social Worker Open Event

Assessment Team Social Worker

Up to £36,178 depending on experience
Closing date: 
Monday, 31 August, 2020

As part of our drive to continually improve the way we provide support and achieve change for vulnerable children in Doncaster we have recently created three new roles within our assessment teams. We are looking for social workers who are understanding, confident, and committed to come be a key part of our team.

These teams work closely with services, including our own Edge of Care service and Family Group Conference team, to provide support to children and their families’ right at the beginning of our involvement.

Interventions for families will be delivered alongside the social work assessment, better informing what the child and family needs and who is best to support that need.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, we would love for you to get in touch.

Why work for the Trust?

At Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, we are proud to have created a place where social work can flourish by having smaller teams, constantly looking at how we can safely lower caseloads through essential support and ensuring that your sole focus is improving the lives of children, young people and families.  

Providing you with numerous opportunities to support your continuous professional development, we support our staff to access continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities, to make sure you have the skills you need to do things which can make a real difference to our children, young people and families.

Children are at the heart of everything we do that is why at the heart of our business is a team of young people who have experience of care, our Chief Executive’s Young Advisors. The young people help us to stay grounded and give us their expertise through lived experience for ways in which we can improve our services to provide better outcomes for other children and young people.

There are many benefits for working for us too:  

  • Our Centre for Excellence with Practice Development Social Workers are on hand to support our social workers with their continuous professional development (CPD).
  • We can offer regional CPD training through the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership
  • Our small teams are based across the borough of Doncaster
  • We can offer you mobile technology which enables greater freedom and flexibility
  • We have a generous annual leave of up to 30 days, plus the opportunity to purchase up to 10 days of additional holiday. This scheme is HMRC approved for salary sacrifice 

Working for the Trust you can also make the most of:

  • Employee discounts on the High Street, restaurants, holidays and days out
  • A car lease scheme that is HMRC approved for salary sacrifice
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance counselling service  
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Referral scheme

If you already know someone who works for the Trust, if they recommend you, you could receive £1,000 after successfully completing your 6 months’ probation period.

About Doncaster

Doncaster is a friendly Yorkshire town with lots of good schools, affordable housing, and excellent transport links to Sheffield, Hull, Lincoln and surrounding areas. It is also in close proximity to the Derbyshire Peaks and the North Yorkshire Moors so there is always plenty to do.

We have teams based across Doncaster and provide great resources so our staff can also work from home, if needed.

For these roles we are looking to recruit social workers who would be based in within the central area of the borough.

A relocation package is available for any applicants wishing to move in order to work for the Trust.

How to apply:

It’s easy to apply.

There is no lengthy application form.

All we need to know is a little bit about you and our experienced recruitment team will do the rest.

Want to hear from our teams? Social workers looking to join Doncaster Children's Services Trust will be invited to our virtual open recruitment event on Thursday, 13 August at 7pm to 8pm.   

The event will be a chance to learn more about children's services in the borough, speak to current social colleagues and find out more about opportunities for career progression. To join us at the event or to apply simply fill in the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Chat to our recruitment team

We understand you may have many questions. Such as what it is like working for the Trust and how it is different from working for a local authority. That’s why we have an in-house team on hand to support you with your application. 

Simply contact the team who will be happy to answer your questions on 01302 736548 or email 

Trouble completing an application form? Contact or call 01709 254694.


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