Payments for children's social workers

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We offer competitive pay, and reward the hard work of our staff. You can find full salary details in our vacancies.

The following market premium payments are made in addition to your salary (subject to terms and conditions):

Newly Qualified, Social Workers and Senior Practitioners

  • District Children’s Social Work teams (excluding fostering Social Workers )
  • Children in Care teams
  • Central Referral Unit/Out Of Hours
  • Disabled Children’s Service
  • Adolescent teams

Amount: £3,000

Frequency

  • split into 2 payments of £1500 and paid twice a year in June and December salary
  • qualifying periods: 01 June to 30 Nov; 1 Dec to 31 May.

Pension: yes

Criteria

  • Newly Qualified Social Worker’s have to have been in post for 12 months
  • externally recruited staff have to satisfactorily complete 6 months probationary period
  • carrying full caseload
  • performance level – achieving or above
  • not subject to any formal disciplinary or capability process
  • working in post for minimum 4 months in previous 6 months
  • still in post as of 30 June or 31 December

£2,000 premium

Eligibility

Social Workers and Senior Practitioners in the following teams:

  • District Children’s Social Work Teams (excluding fostering Social Workers)
  • Children in Care teams
  • Central Referral Unit/Out Of Hours
  • Disabled Children’s Service
  • Adolescent teams
  • Integrated Family Services Manager (IFSM) and Children and Young Persons Services Manager (CYPSM) who hold direct line management responsibility for the teams above
  • Team Managers in all SCS teams

Frequency

  • paid monthly

Pension: no

Criteria

Applies to eligible staff who use their own car to carry out their duties

  • Replaces any existing car allowance\premium (e.g. essential user allowance).
  • Mileage rate = 45p per mile.
  • Must have business use insurance.

£400 premium

Eligibility

  • Social Workers and Senior Practitioners in all other teams including Area Fostering teams
  • Independent Review Officers
  • Independent Child Protection Conference Chairs
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Practice Development Officer (PDO)
  • Principle Social Worker (PSW)

Frequency

  • paid monthly

Pension: no

Criteria

Applies to eligible staff not receiving protected “essential user “allowance, who use their own car to carry out their duties.

  • Mileage rate = 45p per mile.
  • Must have business use insurance