Social Worker - Children & Families Safeguarding & Support

Location
Corbyn Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 2JZ
Salary
£32,234 to £38,890 per annum plus the possibility of up to £7,500 Relocation Allowance
Posted
01 Oct 2021
Closes
31 Oct 2021
Job Ref
DUDLEY000006668
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.  

Our transformed Children’s Services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, innovative, dedicated and determined social workers to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Children’s Services brings together approaches across social care, public health and education. Multi-disciplinary teams deliver the wide range of initiatives to support families and provide early help.

Alongside our learning and development offer, through our Centre for Professional Practice, we have developed a career pathway for all social workers.  Our well established programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development through our membership of Research in Practice, West Midlands Teaching Partnership and our bespoke and enhanced training programme.

This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for staff that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families. Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.

We are recruiting Qualified Social Workers with a minimum of 18 Months post-qualifying experience. 

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: Grade 9 to Grade 10 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Children & Families Safeguarding & Support Service. If you have the skill, determination and commitment to improve outcomes for children and families, and the drive to continue the positive development within the service, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

You will be a part of a dynamic social work team committed to delivering a high-quality service to the children and families of Dudley. You will have a manageable case load including Children in Need, Child Protection and Pre-Proceedings.

You will be encouraged to enhance and develop your skills as Dudley offers a wide range of training and development opportunities both in-house training and through other means such as Research in Practice.

You will have an assigned administrative co-ordinator and direct access to the Centre for Professional Practice, with a dedicated Advanced Practitioner to support the Care Management Service.

For an informal discussion please contact Annette Callear, Service Manager - Care Management at Annette.Callear@dudley.gov.uk.

For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

NB.  We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received.

We aim to create an inclusive working environment where everyone can achieve a healthy work/life balance. We are serious about our responsibility for personal and professional development and look to ensure that staff are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed.  The Councils Benefit Package is designed to boost and maintain the health, wellbeing and general quality of life of all our staff.

Security and support at work

We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that staff are paid fairly for the work they undertake and have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance.  We offer:

  • A competitive salary package, including a career progression scheme
  • A range of flexible working options, including flexitime and home-working, dependent on service requirements
  • A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you, we are committed to supporting you
  • Bullying and Harassment and Dignity at Work policies to protect your everyday working life

Your professional future

We invest in our staff, to enable them to develop personal and professional skills and progress in their Social Work Career.

All new employees receive a comprehensive induction, training and development programme, with regular opportunities to update their skills and achieve their full potential. We welcome fresh thinking, recognise real talent and encourage innovation and ingenuity.

We train staff at all levels.  We have a huge range of training opportunities, through the Centre for Professional Practice Service.  We encourage and support Continual Professional Development, with opportunities to attend external training, secondment opportunities, and earn extra qualifications through the Apprenticeship Levy.

A summary of all benefits for staff is attached.

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance; https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/staticpages/20563/help/

If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk

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