Social Worker - Children and Young People in Care

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Location
Various locations across the City of Wolverhampton
Salary
£37,568 - £42,614
Posted
16 Jun 2022
Closes
30 Jun 2022
Job Ref
WLV000004303
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Social Worker – Children and Young People in Care

Grade 7 - £37,568 - £42,614

We have Social Worker opportunities within the following teams:

  • Children in Care (0-18)
  • Disabled Children and Young People (0-25)

It’s about people like you making a real difference…

This is an exciting time to join the City of Wolverhampton Council as a social worker.

We need people like you who want to make a real difference in the lives of children and families and will support us to deliver excellent services to the most vulnerable children in our City.  

If you are someone who is passionate and tenacious, wants to do the best job possible and is committed to excellent social work practice and achieving the very best for our Children, Young People and Families then we want to hear from you!

At the award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council, we work restoratively with children and families, building strong relationships and connections to help them find long-lasting solutions.

Our vision for the Children and Young People Services is:

  • To develop respectful and empowering relationships with children, young people and families
  • To ensure children are at the centre of everything we do
  • High aspirations, high expectations

We are a forward-thinking, responsive and innovative organisation and want our social workers to spend their time building relationships with families to achieve real, sustainable change. We focus on teams having manageable workloads and we have a clear development pathway alongside a substantial training and development offer which is varied and responsive to practice challenges.  Our senior managers and leaders are visible and take the time to listen to frontline employees.

We invite applications from suitably experienced and qualified individuals for Social Worker positions in the above teams.

For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Supportive and flexible working arrangements including working from home
  • Access to eight Strengthening Families Hubs across the City to undertake direct work with children and families and touch down in-between visits
  • Fantastic learning and development offer including access to Research in Practice
  • A Social Work CPD / Career Pathway which will support you to progress and develop
  • Vibrant and active employee networks including four staff equality forums (Race Religion and Belief; Disability and Age; Gender Maternity and Paternity and LGBT+)
  • Access to an external and independent confidential reporting service for employee concerns to be raised (“Safe Place”)
  • Commitment to eliminating discrimination and supporting employee wellbeing to ensure a good work /life balance, including a strong employee assistance scheme and wellbeing offer

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To find out more about us why not take a look at our website: www.wolvessocialworkjobs.com

For further information please contact:

Leanne Broxton (Team Manager – Children in Care 0-18) via email to leanne.broxton@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Johanne Brodrick (Team Manager – Disabled Children and Young People) via email to johanne.brodrick@wolverhampton.gov.uk

As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:

o A Children’s panel interview

o A written exercise

o A panel interview

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.  Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be notified of the interview arrangements.

If you are interested in applying, please state in the supporting information which Social Work role/s you’re interested in.

Please note a separate advert will be placed for Newly Qualified Social Workers as and when vacancies occur, as you will be supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

More Social Worker roles may become vacant across Children’s Services during this recruitment campaign therefore if you are deemed as appointable following the interview process you may be offered an alternative post.

As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually.  Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

The City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The Council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

City of Wolverhampton Council is a positive, progressive and people-focused organisation - passionate about making our City a better place for all who live, work and travel here.

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, HR core policies and much more please click here.

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