Social Workers - Child Protection & Court Teams (Locality)

Location
Hybrid Working
Salary
£33,484 - £44,091 * per annum plus the possibility of up to £6,500 relocation allowance and access to excellent employee benefits
Posted
25 Jul 2022
Closes
08 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SAND000006436
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
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Our recent Ofsted inspection confirmed we’ve changed and we would love to welcome you along for the ride.

Is it the exceptional benefits? The truly flexible approach to hybrid working? The generous holiday allowance? The pay and package that sets us apart?

Truth is, it’s all of these and more, but it’s really about our people. When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell.  With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.

Exciting opportunities have arisen for Social Workers to join the Court & Child Protection Teams

Hybrid Working

The Trust has vacancies for Social Workers to join our Court &; Child Protection Teams within the newly realigned Operations Service.  Based in a locality model with a focus on good quality assessments and dynamic planning which deliver timely evidence-based interventions and the progress of pre-proceedings/care proceedings through to permanency planning, this service will strengthen partnership working with families in local communities.

 

Working pattern - we have full-time (37 hours) & part-time roles available and are happy to discuss options with you.

As a Social Worker in one of the Child Protection & Court Teams you will: -

  • Work alongside the Assessment & Intervention Teams and be based in the same locality; these teams will respond swiftly when children’s needs are more acute, and risks are higher;
  • Work in an organised and planned way to ensure timescales set by the Trust and the Court are consistently met;
  • Produce reports for Court, write court statements, care plans and assessments in a succinct manner, demonstrating highly attuned skills in gathering, assessing and analysing key information leading to evidenced-based recommendations for children;
  • Represent the Trust in giving evidence in Court.
Just visit our website and search under benefits to see the full facts and the 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust.

https://www.sandwellchildrenstrust.org/work-with-us/

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

About you: -

  • You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England;
  • Have completed your ASYE programme;
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of Court work;
  • Have a good level of experience of working in a children and families setting and have managed a complex case load;
  • Have a sound knowledge of legislation and guidance;
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse information and make informed decisions;
  • Good knowledge of child development.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

Our teams at Sandwell Children’s Trust are all amazing, they inspire great ideas, drive new plans forward and help to make Sandwell Children’s Trust a fantastic place to work. We ensure that we are always recruiting, retaining and promoting a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the community we serve.

With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our ‘Sandwell Family’.

To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter to Recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

* Pay rate inclusive of market supplement

 

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Band G Person Specification
Band F Person Specification
Band G Job Description

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