Join us and be part of our exceptional Children's Services team, recently recognised as Good with Outstanding Leadership by Ofsted. This is not just a job; it's an extraordinary opportunity to empower children and help them reach their full potential.

Pathfinder is supporting us to expand our workforce in Children’s Services. We will have a range of roles available for experienced colleagues and those with transferable skills who wish to make a difference for our families in Dorset. These opportunities will be located across our beautiful county based within our committed locality teams who are ready to give you a warm welcome.

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In July last year, the Department for Education officially announced the Families First for Children Pathfinder.

Dorset has been recognised for the fantastic work taking place with children, young people and families by being selected to be one of only three initial pathfinder sites nationally, testing the delivery of key reforms across the sector.

This is a fantastic opportunity and comes with central government grant funding and support which recognises the scale and ambition of the work we need to carry out.

Job roles

We are currently advertising for the following roles. If you are interested in any of these positions please visit our jobs site for further details, including how to apply
  • Service Manager Permanence
  • Team Manager Learning and Belonging
  • Team Manager Permanence
  • Team Manager Family Help
  • Team Manager Child Protection
  • Assistant Team Manager Contextual
  • Consultant Social Workers
  • Practice leads Family help and Child Protection (coming soon)
  • Safeguarding
  • Assistant Team Manager Family Help (SWQ)
  • Social Worker UASC
  • Social Workers (Family Help)
  • Social Workers (Child Protection)
  • Principal Social Worker
  • ASYE Social Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Family Group Conference Practitioner’s
  • SEND Provision Case Worker
  • SEND Provision Lead
  • Business Support (variety of grades)
  • Family Worker