Newly Qualified Social Worker - Child in Need / Child Protection

Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£30,095 - £34,373
Posted
29 Jul 2022
Closes
31 Aug 2022
Job Ref
WLV000004433
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Newly Qualified Social Worker

Grade 6 - £30,095 - £34,373

12-month fixed term contract (37 hours per week)

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

This is an exciting time to join the City of Wolverhampton Council as a newly qualified 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 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 newly qualified social workers for vacancies in the above team.

You will have:

  • Dedication to working directly with children and families to ensure that their voices are heard, and their needs are met.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, as well as key social work models and theories
  • Analytical, assessment and negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management and IT skills
  • A strong commitment to making a difference by ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
  • The ability to be able to work with colleagues and deliver evidence-based approaches within your practice.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • The ability to work with partners and other agencies
  • Social Work England registration

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

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
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Fantastic learning and development offer including access to Research in Practice for Adults
  • A Social Work CPD / Career Pathway which will support you to progress and develop
  • Supportive ASYE programme with protected caseload
  • Vibrant and active employee networks including four staff equality forums (Race Religion and Belief; Disability and Age; Gender Maternity and Paternity and LGBT+)
  • Commitment to supporting employee wellbeing and ensure a good work /life balance including a strong employee assistance scheme

 

To find out more about us why not take a look at our website:

www.wolvessocialworkjobs.com

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

For further information on these posts please contact:

Emily Whitter [Team Manager] via email emily.whitter@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Samantha Tufft [Team Manager] via email samantha.tufft@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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

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.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

 

Diversity

We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

Employment Information Workshops

If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is £18,333 to £27,514 (Grades 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application process and what it is like to work for us, please book onto one of our monthly briefings - Learn more here  

Working for us

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

 

 

 

 

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