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Consultant Social Worker Educator

Staffordshire County Council
£42,403 - £46,464
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Local Councils
Job Type
Social work; Adults - Qualified
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Job Details

Expressions of interest are welcomed for the below position.

The Learning Disability Assessment and Case Management Service across Staffordshire is undergoing some exciting new developments exploring new ways of working with adults with a learning disability and/or autism.

To embed these changes, we are offering a 12-month Secondment opportunity for a Consultant Social Worker Educator. The post will offer real opportunities for personal and professional development through our unique Social Work Learning Academy, as well as building skills by working with a range of disciplines.   

The work across all teams is underpinned by our statutory responsibilities and a desire to enable people with a learning disability and/or autism to live their best life. 


Main Responsibilities

As a Consultant Social Worker, you will

  • work closely with the teams and support practice and development across the service.
  • ensure that people have access to the right training and development.
  • support those people completing their apprenticeships and help those interested in working towards this.
  • assist in creating and developing the Adult Social work and Safeguarding education and development programmes as well as being part of implementing strategies to recruit, retain and develop the qualified social care workforce including growing talent from within Staffordshire County Council.
The Ideal Candidate

You will be a qualified social worker, have significant experience in the field and experience of developing and delivering training.

You’ll be motivated by the purpose of your role – to help and support others.

A real team player you’ll be able to flex to the needs of the team and as a senior social worker you’ll help mentor and coach other colleagues.

You’ll have a proven track record of a person centred and asset focused outlook and you’ll have high professional standards.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm, and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level within an exciting, progressive, imaginative, and diverse service.

If you require any further information about this role, please contact Ruth Martin  or Sara Bell.  



About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

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.

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, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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.


About us

From managing the flow of traffic to improving the quality of our schools, officiating marriages and supporting vulnerable people, we deliver vital services around the clock. Because what we do touches so many lives and in so many ways, our work is impactful, rewarding and varied.  

Whether you’re an apprentice or graduate, or come to us with plenty of experience, we’ll support you to achieve amazing things. You’ll have a say in how things are done and be able to run with your ideas. And even better, everything you do will help to improve the way we work and the lives of our communities.

No matter what role you’re in, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to move around. And as you try your hand at new things, you’ll find that your skills grow and develop. With hundreds of career options on offer, you’ll have the chance to make the most of your ambition.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

We are no ordinary county council. We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

To find out more about working for us visit our brand new Careers at Staffordshire page it's the best place to learn about all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer.  Our new ambassador programme lets you hear directly from our employees about what it's like to work here.


Company info
01785 278300
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

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