As Director of Children’s Services, I am passionate and care about the rights and needs of all children and young people. Enabling and supporting children and young people to aspire, achieve and believe in themselves, regardless of the adversity they may have faced is the ultimate ambition and outcome I want for them. To achieve this outcome, I am equally passionate on improving services for Dudley Children and Young people. It is clear there is a real commitment from politicians, partners and staff to making a real difference to ensure that children are at the heart of everything we do. Dudley Council is committed to protecting vulnerable children and families in need of support and protection.
Catherine Driscoll, Director of Children’s Services
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grades 8 to Grade 10
We currently have an exciting opportunity for two Social Workers to join our Dudley Children’s Front Door Team as a MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub). If you have the skill, determination and commitment to improve outcomes for children and families, and the drive to continue the positive development within the service, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
You will be a part of a dynamic social work team committed to delivering a high-quality service to the children and families of Dudley.
You will be encouraged to enhance and develop your skills as Dudley offers a wide range of training and development opportunities both in-house training and through other means such as Research in Practice.
You will have an assigned administrative coordinator and direct access to the Centre for Professional Practice, with a dedicated Advanced Practitioner to support the MASH Service.
Candidates who have not completed their ASYE programme will not be considered for this vacancy.
For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion please contact Wayne Calder Service Manager - MASH and EDT at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received.
We are recruiting Qualified Social Workers with a minimum of 12 Months post qualifying experience.
If you have been qualified as a Social Worker for less than 12 months, or have not yet completed your ASYE programme, and are interested in working at Dudley Children’s Services then please contact our Centre for Professional Practice who will be able to advise of any vacancies available and describe the ASYE Programme on offer, please contact CPP@dudley.gov.uk and a member of the Team will contact you directly to discuss.
The following link has information about the ASYE programme and a link to the handbook:
If you have previously been registered as a social worker in England but your registration has lapsed, and you would like to restore your registration we would love to hear from you. Email the Centre for Professional Practice email@example.com and a member of the team will contact you to talk about our 'return to social work' scheme.
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