Childrens Qualified Social Worker - Telford and Wrekin

Location
Darby House, Lawn Central
Salary
see advert details
Posted
20 Oct 2021
Closes
28 Jan 2022
Job Ref
TWC000005138
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Experienced Children’s Social Worker – Assessment and Family Safeguarding
Do you aspire to work for an ‘Outstanding’ Local Authority?

We are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments.

Pay:

P02-P03  - £34,734 - £38,245 (Including market factor payment of £2500)

Plus Golden Hello payment of £3,000 for all experienced social workers commencing in post as new employees of T&WC.

Market factor allowance of £2500, essential car user allowance, free on-site parking and full reimbursement of your annual Social Work England registration fee.

Here at Telford and Wrekin Council, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness (the only Authority in the West Midlands with this judgement).

Here’s just some of the great things Ofsted had to say when they visited us recently:

• Children are cared for and cared about
• Social Workers and other staff who support children are very committed and they are exceptionally well trained
• Children are listened to and their experiences are well understood
• Senior Leaders aspire to a service for every child that they would welcome for their own
• Children benefit from a stable workforce which is highly committed and experienced
• Staff experience a wide range of development opportunities

As an example, one of our Team Managers said:

“I have been offered a broad array of training opportunities, including specialised supervision training with the Centre for Systemic Practice. I think it would be fair to say that my experience certainly demonstrates that Telford and Wrekin are keen to encourage their social workers to develop their practice and career. It is a Local Authority which likes to grow its own.”

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our service: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

Telford & Wrekin Council values social work careers and believes in providing good quality experiences to social workers. We are committed to both you and to developing the future social work workforce. We have a robust supervision policy which is geared towards achieving positive outcomes for you as a worker and for the children and families we work with. You will have regular, quality supervision with your line manager.

As an experienced Social Worker, you will manage a complex and varied caseload, having autonomy in your day to day practice.

You will need to consistently model good practice, setting expectations for others.

We are seeking knowledgeable and skilled, effective practitioners, which have been developed through formal post-qualifying training and development activity.

You will need to have post qualifying experience in children’s social care, including safeguarding children, assessment and support planning, and the implementation of interventions to improve outcomes for children and families within the borough. 

Experience of consistent exceptional application of legislation and best practice within complex case work is essential for the role. 

For more information on key requirements, skills and experience please see the attached documents.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. 

If you think you can meet the challenge and would like to find out more about this role, please contact Louise Spragg, Principal Social Worker by emailing hubprojectteam@telford.gov.uk or calling 01952 385 857. 

Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, when suitable applications are received. 

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible as we may close the vacancy early if suitable candidates are appointed. 

For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Social Care, please view our recruitment page: https://www.telford.gov.uk/cscr

Supporting documents
Experienced Qualified Social Worker JD/PS
Qualified Social Worker JD/PS

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