Children's Experienced Social Worker

Darby House
Grade PO3 Experienced £33486 to £36371 plus Market Factor SW (£7,500)
13 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
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Children's Experienced Social Worker

Part-time – 18.5 hours per week  Permanent

PO3 Experienced £33,486 to £36,371 per annum, pro rata

Market factor allowance, free on-site parking and full reimbursement of your annual Social Work England registration fee.

Established Family Connect, a multi-agency partnership approach to safeguarding children and young people.

Family Connect operates a single point of contact for services accessed by the public and professionals to ensure that the right service is delivered at the right time, in the right place by the right people.

Do you aspire to work for an ‘Outstanding’ Local Authority

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 recently:

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

We have a great opportunity for a full time Family Connect Experience Social Worker. This busy team is very experienced, highly supportive, friendly and enthusiastic about what they do.

Family Connect is a multi agency partnership approach to safeguarding children and young people that support early help and safeguarding decisions. The partnership working provides the platform for timely informed decision making and offers triage support for the purpose of safeguarding children or offering early help and prevention solutions supported by integrated working practices.

The Family Connect Safeguarding Experienced Social Workers within Family Connect provide professional, effective and positive responses to all requests for service concerning children in need and children experiencing significant harm. The work is challenging, and involves undertaking a range of enquiries by way of telephone calls and electronic correspondence. Within this role you will be required to critically analyse and reflect on your finding to ensure an appropriate decision is made and proportionate support is provided where necessary. An electronic case management system is used, the work is fast paced and is solely office based.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our service: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

Telford & Wrekin Council values social work careers and believes in providing good quality experiences to social workers. We are committed to both you and to developing the future social work workforce. We have a robust supervision policy which is geared towards achieving positive outcomes for you as a worker and for the children and families we work with. You will have regular, quality supervision with your line manager.

As per Job Description


As per Job Description

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position. Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Children's Social Care, please view our recruitment page:

Please contact Charmadean Palmer 01952 385385 If you have any queries.

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