Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker – Children’s Disability Team

Location
Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary
Grade 9 - £32,798 - £37,568 per annum per annum + car user allowance
Posted
03 Aug 2022
Closes
29 Aug 2022
Job Ref
REC003047
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job title: Social Worker – Children’s Disability Team

Location: Stafford, working across Stafford and South Staffordshire.

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

Contract type: 37 Hours per week | Full time | Permanent

We’re happy to discuss flexible working options with you.

Do you have an interest in disability? 

Committed to supporting children and their families to achieve positive outcomes?

Looking to expand your social work skills and knowledge?

Our Social Workers make a huge difference to the lives of disabled children across Staffordshire. 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.

There are four Children’s Disability Teams across Staffordshire. These are small teams of highly dedicated Social Workers. Working with us means collaborating across our teams and alongside colleagues in health and education settings.  You will be encouraged to share best practice, knowledge, and experience to continually improve the way we do things. We work in a large county with some diverse challenges – but together we can achieve positive change.

About the role

You will be working collaboratively through relationship-based practice with Disabled children and their families to provide assessment, planning and support.  Working across the Stafford and South Staffordshire Districts.  

Children’s Disability Social Work includes a breadth of knowledge and experience including Child in Need, Safeguarding and Children in Care. Often working with Children and Families for many years supporting them through to adulthood.

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
  • Ability to engage and communicate with disabled children

Above all, you’ll bring the desire to work with disabled children and their families to enable them access to the right support, at the right time with the aim of keeping families together where it’s safe to do so.

Our benefits

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Essential car user allowance
  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • 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 shared parental leave
  • Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone
  • 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

How do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button below. If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact recruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: Monday 29 August 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 08 September 2022

For more information about the role please contact: Team Manager, Liz Holdcroft on 07815 827 789.

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Our recruitment process

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.