Social Worker

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£30,153.00- £34,538.00 per annum
11 Dec 2017
11 Dec 2020
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours

37 Hours per week - Permanent

Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children's Services known as Families First.

A rare opportunity has arisen across Staffordshire Families First for a full time (37 hours) Social Worker within the Children's Disability Service. This post is based in Burton on Trent.

We have 4 Children's Disability teams across the county and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities. These are small teams of highly dedicated Social Workers who support each other in the day to day task of ensuring we reach the best outcomes for our Disabled children in a timely manner, enabling them to live their lives to the full. We also are supported by a team of skilled Family Support Workers who assist in facilitating behaviour management work and undertaking direct work.

As a qualified Social Worker you will be based within a small team of Social Workers. You will work alongside the Team Manager to support the development of social work expertise within the service.

The candidate will be expected to be a team player. The ability to engage and communicate with Disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children on their case load receive the best quality service.

Staffordshire's Families First is one of the largest Children's Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a 'Good' Children's Service.

Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a complex caseload and work in a demanding environment then this is an opportunity for you to further your come and join our enthusiastic team.

 For an informal discussion please contact:

Melissa Rushton on 01827 782235/ 07815 826783 To apply for this post click on the Apply for Job button below.

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Staffordshire County Council have made changes to the existing online application site.  Any existing log on credentials  (username and password) expired on 1st September, and applicants will now need to create a new account to proceed with an application

Closing Date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Interview Date: Friday 12th January 2018

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV's or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Use for roles requiring a standard or enhanced DBS

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Use for roles requiring a basic disclosure (PSN users)

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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