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Social Workers - Assessment & Intervention (Locality)

Employer
Sandwell Children's Trust
Location
Oldbury, West Midlands
Salary
£42,721- £47,941 per annum* and a relocation allowance of up to £6,500* plus, excellent benefits.
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
Reference
SCT06

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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/

To support this, we are recruiting for exceptional Social Workers to join the Assessment & Intervention  Teams who are passionate, committed and dedicated to improving the lives of children & young people.

£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

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.

In return, we are recruiting for exceptional Social Workers who will have high aspirations for our children, strive to make a difference and change children’s lives for the better.

As a Social Worker working in one of the Assessment & Intervention Teams you will: -

  • Respond to the needs of children through s47 child protection investigations or through s17 child in need single assessments;
  • Play a pivotal role in developing effective relationships with children and their families to identify their needs and work with families to help develop plans to achieve change;
  • Ensure that the voice of the child is at the centre of your work and use a range of direct work tools to evidence the child’s voice in your assessments and plans.

Based in a locality model with a focus on good quality assessments and dynamic planning which deliver timely evidence-based interventions and the progress of pre-proceedings/care proceedings through to permanency planning, this service will strengthen partnership working with families in local communities.

About you: -

  • You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification and be registered with Social Work England;
  • Have completed your ASYE programme;
  • Have a good level of experience of working in a children and families setting;
  • Have a good knowledge of minimum standards and be able to achieve our expectation for promoting change in family life;
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse information and make informed decisions;
  • Good knowledge of child development.

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

Supporting Documents for Social Workers - Assessment & Intervention (Locality)

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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