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Social Worker - Children with Disabilities

Employer
Sandwell Children's Trust
Location
Oldbury, West Midlands
Salary
£42,221-£47,941 per annum* and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500* plus, excellent benefits.
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Reference
SCT04

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Job Details

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.

What we can offer you:-

  • A market supplement of £2,500 per annum.
  • Retention bonus of £2,000 in year 1, £3,000 in year 2 and £5,000 in year 3.
  • Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.

Please visit The Sandwell Deal via this hyperlink

https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/

We are proud to create an environment where our employees are nurtured, caseloads are manageable and continuous professional development is encouraged. With a culture of collaborative working and the child at the heart of everything we do, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join the Children with Disabilities Service.

£42,721- £47,941 per annum* and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500* plus, excellent benefits. Additionally, we pay a retention bonus of up to £10,000 over 3 years.

Hybrid Working - full time 37 hours per week

The successful candidate will be working with a team that covers all three localities within the Trust. The team complete Single Assessments for children who have profound disabilities, ensuring the right package of care and support are in place for the child/ren and their families.  The team also ensure any children that require a statutory care plan is progressed, whereby a variety of plans are progressed within this team, such as children being subject to CIN/CP and CIC plans.  In addition, the team also ensure children subject to ‘Short Break’ reviews are also progressed via the needs of the child, ensuring ongoing, or new support packages are progressed.

As a Social Worker working in the Team you will:

  • Undertake a range of assessments with children with disabilities, young people and their families/carers.
  • Empower children, young people and their families/carers by listening to their views.
  • Plan the services required to meet the needs of children, young people and their families/carers and ensure action is taken to implement plans.
  • Advocate for children with disabilities and obtain maximum benefits, services and support.
  • Make best use of available resources when responding to the needs of children, young people and their families/carers.
  • Provide written reports, in a variety of different formats as required. 
  • Carry out tasks to fulfil the statutory legislative and other requirements for children, young people receiving services.
  • Promote children, young people and their families/carers’ cultural needs and challenges discrimination and racism.
  • The candidate will work within Sandwell Children’s Trust ethos and values, and promote our Equality, Diversity and Identity (EDI) strategy, to empower children and families.
  • It is your responsibility to carry out your duties in line with the Trust’s policy on equality and be sensitive and caring to the needs of the disadvantaged, promoting a positive approach to a harmonious working environment. You should act as an exemplar on these issues and should identify and monitor training for yourself and any employees for whom you are responsible, in line with this policy and the Equalities Act 2010.
  • You will be allocated children from Short Breaks, to build positive relationships and provide an immediate response to information or situations concerning risk to vulnerable children.
  • Complete Direct Work ensuring the voice of the child is paramount and ensuring the usage of sensory direct tools are promoted and used with children.

What you need to be successful in this role:-

  • Social Work qualified and registered with SW England.
  • Have knowledge and experience of working with children with disabilities.
  • Experience of working within children and family services
  • Sound knowledge of legislation, guidance etc, within chosen service area. 
  • Ability to prioritise, analyse information and make informed decisions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and balance conflicting demands. 
  • Applicants must have completed their ASYE year.

When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

Sandwell Children's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

If you require further information on the role or working for us please email recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk and a member of our Recruitment Team will be happy to give you a call.

Please note that pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with the Department for Education KCSIE Guidance 2022.

Please click on the link below to complete an application form and view The Sandwell Deal

https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/apply/

*Pay rate is inclusive of market supplement

*Terms & Conditions apply for relocation allowance

Company

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children.  To achieve this, we know how important it is to retain and attract high performing, forward thinking and innovative people and provide them with all the support they need.

With a culture of collaboration, partnership working and the child at the heart of everything we do, it really is an exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust.

Working for us

There are lots of great reasons to work with us in Sandwell Children’s Trust.  From a generous rewards package to a culture of learning and development.  Our 12 reasons to work for Sandwell Children’s Trust sets us apart as the place to grow your career and feel part of a great team.  Please visit the Sandwell Deal and our 12 reasons via this hyperlink:  https://sandwelldeal.co.uk/

There are many benefits for working for us too:

  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • Access to our Learning & Development portal offering virtual training programmes, learning & development info bursts, learning events and much more.
  • The latest technology enabling more effective and streamlined working.
  • Detailed and effective appraisals to strengthen your practice.
  • Access to a range of family friendly policies.

Benefits & Rewards

  • Up to £6,500 re-location package
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition. 
  • The opportunity to purchase up to 10 days additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 bank holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, this is a nationwide career average scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Reimbursement of Social Work England registration
  • 24/7 access to free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Access to a range of discounts on products and services
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes and technology.
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Wellbeing initiatives and forums
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Eye care vouchers
     

About Sandwell    

Sandwell sits in the heart of the West Midlands and has a diverse population of 341,729 people.  While Sandwell is the 12th most deprived local authority in England, it is a community where our families have high aspirations and where we pride ourselves on equality of opportunity and our adaptability and resilience.

We have excellent and affordable transport links, quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of entertainment, arts, culture and history right on the doorstep.

For all recruitment enquiries please email recruitment_childrenstrust@sandwell.gov.uk and one of our friendly team will call you to discuss opportunities with the Trust.


 

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
0121 569 2200
Location
Sandwell Children's Trust
The Wellman Building
Dudley Road
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DL
GB

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