Staffordshire County Council

Social work: Children - Qualified

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Location
Leek, Staffordshire
Salary
Grade 9 - £32,798 - £37,568 per annum + £963 car user allowance
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
19 Aug 2022
Job Ref
REC003031
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job title: Social Worker

Business area: Childrens Services 

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands

Salary:  Grade 9 - £32,798 - £37,568 per annum + £963 car user allowance

Working Pattern: 37 Hours per week | Full time | Part time | Flexible working – we’re happy to discuss options with you

Life-changing work.

Game changing support.

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.

Our roles

Social Worker - Assessment & Staying Together

You’ll be working with children and their families consistently from the point our Duty hub refer into our team We support them until Social Work support is no longer required. In some instances where we have entered Care Proceedings and conclude with a final order this is where support for a child will be taken over by our Children in Care and Care Leavers teams.

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 £963 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
  • Vivup our benefits platform offering discounts and offers across all sorts of shops, restaurants, travel, parking, online sites and much more!
  • 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 the supporting information which Social Work role/s you’re interested in and the locations.

If you do have technical issues please contact recruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk and the team will help you.

Closing Date: 4pm on 19th August 2022

 Interview Date: asap following your completed application

For more information please contact angela.cooke1@staffordshire.gov.uk and she’ll be happy to help, or visit our website to find out more about working with us Children’s services – Together, we’ll improve lives - Care in Staffordshire (carejobsinstaffordshire.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.

How will we store your details?

By submitting your application form, you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data in the ways described Here

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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