Brackenberry, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£30,153.00 - £34,538.00 per annum
20 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
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37 Hours per week – Permanent

Following a restructure of our Families First Service, we have now developed a vibrant and highly motivated Care Planning and Court Service. The Service engages with children between the ages of 0-12 and creates inspirational plans which enables opportunities and empowers our children to achieve in all areas.  

We are large teams of 11 highly dedicated Social Workers who support each other in the day to day task of ensuring we reach the best outcomes for our children in a timely manner.  We are also supported by a team of skilled Family Support Workers who assist in facilitating contacts and undertaking direct work.

Candidates will be able to manage a complex caseload of Looked After Children and Care Proceedings and must have knowledge of Public Law Outline procedures and Care Planning Regulations for Looked After Children.  Candidates will be expected to have researched and acquired a basic knowledge prior to attending for interview and would be expected to have at least 12-months experience in Children’s Services.

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

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 expertise… come and join our enthusiastic teams.

 For an informal discussion please contact:

Nicola Hope or Sheena Adams, Team Manager, Newcastle 01782 296280

Althea Walker, Team Coordinator, Newcastle 01782 296280

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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: Thursday 15 March 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.

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.

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