Social Worker – Court Team
Social Worker (Court Team)
£36,922 - £41,881 (Grade 7)
Develop your career in social work, specifically within the area of court work, private and public law by applying for a post within the above team where you will receive a highly competitive salary and a protected caseload.
We are looking for ambitious and confident individuals to contribute to this service area, to continue the work we have started, maintaining our positive reputation within the court arena, producing good quality and timely reports and assessments and ensuring care planning for the Authority’s most vulnerable children is achieved to a high standard.
Our vision for the Children and Young People we work with is:
• To develop respectful and empowering relationships with children, young people and families
• To ensure children are at the centre of everything we do
• High aspirations, high expectations
We are looking for people like you, who are committed to developing the highest levels of innovative and creative practice with children and families to help them achieve good outcomes. As advocates of a strength-based approach to social work, we will also look after you, investing in your training in Restorative Practice and court related training, giving you the best possible range of methods and strategies to prevent and resolve situations that you might encounter.
This opportunity will allow for you to safely experience the work we do within the Family Court arena, developing your skill base and understanding of court processes, Private Law, Public Law Outline including pre-proceedings work and pre-birth assessments.
We invite applications from suitably experienced and qualified individuals for Social Worker positions in the above team.
You will have:
• Dedication to working directly with children and families to ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs are met.
• A strong commitment to making a difference by ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
• The ability to be able to work with colleagues and deliver evidence-based approaches within your practice.
• Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
• The ability to work with partners and other agencies
• Social Work England Registration
- Completed the Assessed Year of Employment or an equivalent post qualifying pathway
These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:
• A children’s panel interview.
• A written exercise
• A panel interview
For further information on these posts please contact:
Sherrie Francis (Team Manager within Court Team) via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Written exercise will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2021
Children’s panel interviews will take place on Saturday 20th November 2021
Formal panel interviews will take place on week commencing 6th December 2021.
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Please note a separate advert will be placed for Newly Qualified Social Workers as and when vacancies occur, as you will be supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.
More Social Worker roles may become vacant across Children’s Services during this recruitment campaign therefore if you are deemed as appointable following the interview process you may be offered an alternative post.
As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually. Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.
You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.
City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.
Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.
Internal and external closing date Sunday 7th November 2021
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