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Social Worker - CSS Court Team

Employer
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Salary
£36,648.00 - £39,186.00 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024
Reference
0000022016

Job Details

Directorate: Children and Family Services

Section: Children's Social Care

Grade: Level 10

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 11th June 2024

This advert is open to both internal and external applicants

Hello there! Are you dedicated to high-quality, relationship-based social work, that is child-centred, family-minded, strengths and evidence-based and focused on delivering positive outcomes? 

Within Children and Family Services we are currently piloting Court Teams who work with our children and their families at the point children enter care this is a rare opportunity to work within this pilot holding and managing care proceedings through to final hearing and permanency planning. 

We are looking for qualified Children and Families Social Workers, ideally with experience in safeguarding, who can undertake varied and diverse case management and exceptional quality assessments in a timely accurate manner, allowing for progression opportunities to be able to develop and grow their career from Newly Qualified Social Worker to Senior Social Worker and Team Manager.  Along with providing with a child centred approach and using the skills and tools to work restoratively with families

Children and Family Services is proud of its achievements to date and is continuing to ensure children and families remain the number one priority at the heart of all we do. Stoke-on-Trent is a city on the up – we’ve been confirmed as one of the best areas in the country for economic growth, we’ve been named as one of the most cultural places to live by the Sunday Times and we’re one of the greenest cities in the country with acres of green open spaces and parks.

We are located in North Staffordshire in the West Midlands with easy and excellent access to transport links to all parts of the UK and internationally. We want our children and young people to inherit these changes, to build their lives in our city, be aspirational and to take the opportunities Stoke-on-Trent can offer. We have a coordinated and relentless drive to continue to improve children’s experiences.

There is a strong sense of togetherness here and Stoke-on-Trent has undoubtedly the friendliest people in the UK, we pride ourselves on building relationships with families and partners and hold restorative practice at the centre of all we do. Ofsted recently found that services for vulnerable children and families in Stoke-on-Trent have improved substantially and that there has been investment in children’s services as part of a wider council development programme.

We are investing in a high-quality learning and development offer to ensure that you have access to high quality learning, development opportunities and support, whatever stage of your career you are at.

If you’re looking for a challenging yet rewarding role, one where you’ll be supported every step of the way, Stoke-on-Trent City Council is the place for you. 

For these roles you must

  • Be a qualified Social Worker 
  • You will have sound knowledge of relevant childcare legislation, including a clear understanding of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’.  
  • An ability to build effective relationships with children, young people, and families.
  • ability to work flexibly around work commitments   

Amongst the benefits we offer are:

  • Up to 40 days holiday (including 8 days bank holidays)
  • Option to buy extra annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Relocation allowance to £8,000 subject to policy
  • Manageable caseloads
  • High quality reflective supervision
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Access to staff equality and diversity networks  

To be considered for a position you must have a degree in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with Social Work England.

Want to know more and apply?

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. as a potential employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our stronger together vision ensuring we are working together to create a stronger city we can all be proud of.

If you are passionate about children and young people getting the right help at the right time, about listening to their voice, and about working in partnership with families and wider networks, then we would very much like to hear from you. 

Additional Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.

To Apply

please visit our website https://webrecruitment.stoke.gov.uk/wrl/ If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email recruitment@stoke.gov.uk or call us on 01782 238189.

Company

About us

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation.

Our city

Although the 13th largest city in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly outstripping a number of parts of the country with our economic growth and recovery.

Stoke-on-Trent is a city with a strong sense of civic pride - we’ve been voted the kindest city in the UK – and a place where you’ll receive a hugely warm welcome. We have a rich and diverse culture, steeped in our prestigious industrial heritage as the celebrated ‘world capital of ceramics’. But we don’t just want to celebrate our proud past – we firmly believe that Stoke-on-Trent’s best years are ahead of it. We are determined to raise aspirations and match them with high-quality education and health provision, as well as improved opportunities to secure fulfilling and well-paid work. Through uniting social and economic opportunities, we are maximising the full power of the city council as a secure and steadfast institution within the city.

Rewards and benefits

When you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council you’ll be helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We’ll provide you with support, learning opportunities and flexible working options and some amazing benefits including; a competitive salary, generous holidays, an excellent defined local authority benefit pension scheme, annual leave purchase scheme, cycle to work schemes just to name a few. We also have access to lifestyle benefits which offer a wide range of discounts such as family days out, travel, retail and many more.

Our commitment to you

Vibrancy and diversity are two of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest assets. A city founded on creative endeavour should value and celebrate the multitude of voices, ideas and identities that shape its culture. We are committed to creating a culture which is truly inclusive, where all staff feel valued, listened to, supported and able to do their work to the best of their abilities at all times. And we must ensure that our decisions and policies nurture and empower communities across our city and do not inadvertently disadvantage groups and individuals that we want to help to thrive.

Our approach to Equality and Diversity is an invitation to all our communities to work with and for us so we can continue to improve how we deliver services residents need.

Our employee networks are inclusive, open forums for colleagues with similar lived experiences. They allow staff to meet, support and mentor each other, alongside being a voice for under-represented groups to advise and support the organisation when developing policies and services.

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Company info
Telephone
01782 238189
Location
Stoke on Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 1HH
GB

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