Assessing Social Worker (ASW April 23)

Bradford Childrens and Family Trust (BCFT)

Children’s Social Care


Social Worker/Experienced Social Worker - (Family and Friends Assessment Team)

Grade Social Worker PO1:  £33,820 - £36,298 pa

Experienced Social Worker:  PO3:  £38,296- £41,496 pa


2 x 37 hours

 Based at Sir Henry Mitchell House


To enable us to deliver good outcomes for children we need Assessing Social Workers in the Fostering Service who share our vision and who are passionate about supporting families and carers in the district, providing safety and stability for children.


Do you meet the following?


  • Hold a DIPSW or equivalent qualification and are registered with the HCPC as a qualified social worker.
  • Have a full driving license and car available for work (unless a disability prevents this).
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to make good decisions based on the information available, ensuring effective         relationships with other professionals.
  • Experience of family and friends foster homes and care planning for children and young people
  • Possess excellent innovation skills to join us on our journey to excellence.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to anti-oppressive practice and to the Department’s equal opportunities policy.
  • Have the ability to work within and contribute to a team.
  • Possess knowledge of service needs for ethnic minority communities.
  • Have confident IT skills, and be able to navigate an electronic file system.
  • Have the ability to write clear, concise robust reports.
  • Have a flexible approach when need arises.


Then we want to hear from you. 


What do we offer as a Council? We provide numerous employee opportunities and benefits including:


  •  A structured and practical based induction programme.
  • An annual review of performance.
  • Excellent training and learning opportunities, including opportunities to develop practice based on interests and passions, through our practitioner led forums.
  • A culturally diverse workforce reflecting our communities.

Bradford is the 4th largest Authority with a population of 530,000 of which 150,000 are children and young people, making us one of the key cities with a young age group population.


Children are at the heart of everything we do. We embed solution focused practice by adopting the signs of safety model with key partners across the district within our work with families and we have a clear model of care for the children and young people we look after.


In order to meet our vision, we aspire to develop a workforce that is therapeutically trained and supported, motivated, aspirational and highly skilled, who have the best interests of the children at the heart of everything they do.


For further information regarding this post please contact Andrea Coldwell email:  


Closing Date:  7th May 2023


Please find the Job Profile attached:  Assessing Social Worker Job Profile.doc



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do as a Council and the people we support. We have a number of self-directed Staff Networks (Disability, LGBTQ+, Race Equality, Women’s Voice, Working Carers and Young Persons) which 

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