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Applying for a children’s social worker position

We want you to be able to receive the best support right from the start of your career with us. Here are some useful guides to support your application as a social worker.

Watch our guide to applying for a social worker position.

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Writing your CV

We know that there are many ways to create a CV so we’ve put together this short guide to help you put together your CV and give you the best chance of being shortlisted!

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Preparing for your interview

  • Read your interview invite carefully - Check the time and date of your virtual interview. Also, the venue if it is face-to-face.
  • Refresh your mind - read your interview statement, your CV, and the job description.
  • Do your research - find out about the model we use in the council.
  • Prepare your end of interview questions - don't forget this is as much your opportunity to interview them! You could confirm the salary at this point.
  • Turn up ready - check you have all the documents you need (DBS, certificates). For virtual interviews - ensure your device is charged and has a good internet connection. For face-to-face interviews - plan parking or travel routes.
  • Allow for extra time before your interview to prepare yourself - Time to read supporting documents, or do something that helps you to relax, such as taking a walk.
  • Presentation- plan to wear clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Have a hairbrush and mirror handy for those last minute checks!
  • Communicate effectively - speak clearly with pauses to allow processing time and to think about your answers.
  • Don't be afraid to ask them to repeat a question if you didn't hear it - It is better to ask to hear it again so that you can answer the question to the best of your ability.
  • Remember why you want this post and then show them why you should get it. Go get your job, you've got this!