Job title: Social Workers
Business area: Childrens Services
Location: we have opportunities in Burton, Biddulph, Cannock, Codsall, Leek, Newcastle-under-lyme, South Staffs, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, Tamworth
Salary: Grade 9 - £32,234 - £36,992 per annum + car user allowance
Working Pattern: 37 Hours per week | Full time | Part time | Flexible working – we’re happy to discuss options with you
Game changing support.
With additional support from PA’s and a new operating model we’re making sure our social workers can do what they do best!
Our Social Workers make a huge difference to the lives of people across our county. They take pride in supporting children and families and we’re equally proud to help them give their best in whatever ways we can. That’s why you can expect everything from agile and flexible working options to exceptional learning and development if you join our team. You can also expect our commitment to creating the best service we can.
Although we’re already rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED, we’re determined to uphold the highest standards and drive continual improvement and learning. That’s why we’ve recently gone through an exciting transformation, underpinned by a restorative practice model, which focuses on keeping families together through a community-based approach. If you’ve not worked in this way before, don’t worry – we’ll give you full training to bring you up to speed.
Working with us means collaborating across our different teams, and sharing best practice, knowledge, and experience to continually improve the way we do things. Support is important, as we work in a big county with some diverse challenges – but together we can meet all kinds of needs and demands.
Social Worker - Assessment & Staying Together
You’ll be working with children and their families consistently from the point our Duty hub refer them to you until we support them to leave our system. In some instances where there’s a need for a final order this is where support for a child will be taken over by our Children in Care and Care Leavers teams.
Social Worker – Duty Hub
As a Duty Hub Social Worker, you’ll work within a busy Duty team, completing Initial Visits and Child Social Work Assessments following new referrals from our First Response Team. The work will be varied, covering S.47 investigations, S.17 Child in Need assessments, s.7 & s.37 reports. Applicants for these posts will need to have completed their ASYE Year. We’ll ensure you gain experience and training to conduct ‘Achieving Best Evidence Interviews’.
Social Worker - Children in Care & Care Leaver
As a social worker for children in care you’ll be looking after and supporting those children who have for one reason or another been taken into care.
Social Worker – Fostering teams
You’ll be responsible for the needs of children who are in foster placements ensuring both the child and the family get the support they need
What you’ll bring
You’ll need to be a:
- Qualified Social Worker
- Registered with Social Work England.
- Have a current UK driving licence and vehicle
But above all, you’ll bring the desire to work with children and families to give them the right support, at the right time with the aim of keeping families together where it’s safe to do so.
Our benefits & offer to you
We recognise our social workers want to have the time to do what they do best – spending time supporting children and families and so we have built into our structure dedicated PA support to our Social Workers so you can spend more doing the work that matters most.
We also know you’ll want to continually develop in your role and potentially progress your career and that why we have created a great training and development opportunities ensuring your individual growth here at Staffordshire.
Plus, there’s also all these other benefits too:
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 8 bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days) depending on job role and length of service. That’s a minimum of 34 days annual leave.
- Essential car user allowance £ per annum
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave per year
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts
So, how do I apply?
Just click on the ‘Apply’ button.
In your application please state in supporting information which Social Work role/s you’re interested in and the locations.
If you do have technical issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will help you.
Closing Date: 20 December 2021, however we’ll be doing rolling recruitment so its best to apply as soon as possible
Interview Date: asap following your completed application
For more information please contact email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help or visit our website Children’s social work – Together, we’ll improve lives - Care in Staffordshire (promotingpeople.co.uk)
Our recruitment process
As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.
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Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities. As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.