Staffordshire County Council

Consultant Social Worker Educator

£38,553- £42,614 per annum
19 Apr 2022
13 May 2022
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Job title: Consultant Social Worker Educator


Location: Stafford – Countywide


Salary:  £38,553- £42,614 per annum


Contract type: 37 Hours per week, Full time




About the role


As part of our vision of delivering excellent social work across the county we see the value of having specialist subject experts to support our social work teams across the county.


Being a Consultant Social Worker is an opportunity to progress your social work career. You will join a group of expert leaders delivering, prestigious, high-profile initiatives, and work with exceptionally talented individuals.


As a Consultant Social Worker, you will act in an expert role advising on practice issues in your specific expert area. You will educate and support social work colleagues as well as lead on practice research and development.


The role will require you to support social work teams across the county and across all areas of social work and support them to deliver effective excellent social work practice that enables adults in our communities to achieve their outcomes.


You will work in a strengths-based way, ensuring that you enhance social work practice in Staffordshire being resourceful and open in your approach. You will also promote social justice and human rights in line with core social work activities.


Based in Staffordshire County Councils Adult Social Care and Safeguarding Department reporting to the Practice Development Lead the Consultant Social Worker Educator will support in the creation and implementation of strategies to recruit, retain, and develop our Adult Social Care workforce.


What you’ll bring


  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying Experience Excellent Interpersonal skills Highly motivated, can-do attitude. Be able to Motivate, mentor and support colleagues Have highly developed communication skills

Our benefits


We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.


In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:


  • An excellent local government pension scheme Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave 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 Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone 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

How do I apply?


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Closing Date: Friday 13th May 2022


For more information about the role please contact: Nick Bowyer 07976 191441


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Our recruitment process


As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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.




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