Children's Qualified Social Worker - Assessment and Duty

Location
Darby House, Lawn Central
Salary
£32,234 - £43,245
Posted
13 Jun 2022
Closes
31 Aug 2022
Job Ref
TWC000005469
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Would you like to work for an ‘Outstanding’ local authority – one with an established management team, committed to developing excellent practice and ensuring that our staff receive the best support we can offer?

Qualified Social Worker - PO2: £32,234 - £38,228*

Experienced Social Worker - PO3: £40,410 - £43,245*

*Salaries include market factor where applicable

37 hours per week

There has never been a more exciting time to join our service: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we have adopted exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement.

In this role, you will be a part of three dynamic Duty and Assessment social work teams, delivering a high-quality service to the children and their families of Telford and Wrekin through case managing Child in Need, Child Protection and initial PLO planning.

Our Duty and Assessment Service has excellent partnership relationships that we continue to build upon as well as building our links with community-based resources. We work closely with our Strengthening Families Service and a range of Targeted Services in the borough. You will work collaboratively with our families, partners and colleagues within the Long-Term teams, bringing together and coordinating the team around the child to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to safeguarding, as well as Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Review.

Here in Telford and Wrekin, we have implemented a new approach to Child Protection services developed by Hertfordshire County Council, and began to deliver their innovative and pioneering practice model of Family Safeguarding.

Family Safeguarding is a model of system change where specialist adult practitioners are embedded within Family Safeguarding teams of Social Workers. The intervention supports a whole-system change to a local authority’s child protection approach for children up to adolescence, focusing on supporting the needs of children and adults in order that children can safely remain within their families.

Our brilliant practitioners are at the heart of our ambitious approach to improve outcomes for children and families in Telford and Wrekin: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we will ensure that you have access to the best development opportunities.

 

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 in 2020:

  • 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.”

We value our practitioners and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Full reimbursement of your annual Social Work England registration fee
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Relocation allowance
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - 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
  • Private lettings are available from ‘Nuplace’ who give priority to social work professionals

 

if you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

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 us by emailing hubprojectteam@telford.gov.uk or calling 01952 385658.

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

 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

Supporting documents
Qualified Social Worker Job Description & Person Specification
Exprienced Qualified Social Worker Job Description & Person Specification