Experienced Social Workers (MASH & Initial Response Service) – Ref: CH14318

Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1TP
G9: £31,914 - £36,740 per annum.
07 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
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Some children need a special kind of support: yours.

Experienced Social Workers (MASH & Initial Response Service) – Ref: CH14318

Up to £40K plus relocation package of up to 25% of starting salary (conditions apply, not available for newly qualified candidates). Salary includes a market supplement of £4,000 which will be paid to Social Workers post-ASYE and reviewed annually.

For this vacancy we are not seeking applications from newly qualified candidates.

Walsall Children: Safe, Happy, Learning Well...

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall Council. We have recently launched our Social Work Academy which embodies our commitment to become a Reflective Learning Organisation. Whatever you’re level of knowledge, skills and abilities we will support your personal and professional development to ensure that you can perform to your maximum potential.

Our front door consists of a MASH and four Social Work teams in the Initial Response Service. We are co-located with the Early Help Hub to ensure effective working relationships with our Early Help colleagues and that children and families receive the right support at the right time.

We want to return to real social work and believe effective relationships are the key drivers for positive change with children, young people and their families.

We have launched restorative practice as the foundation for our social work approach across the service to ensure that children and families experience a consistent response from those people working with them. In addition, with the support of the NSPCC, we are training our staff in the use of a range of evidence based tools.  To support this there is a comprehensive learning and development offer which addresses the needs of ASYEs, those workers in their early professional development stage through to more experienced workers.

The supervisory ratios for managers are reducing in order that they can provide you with regular, reflective supervision and provide you with the support you need to be the very best for children in Walsall.

To excel, you’ll need a social work qualification and registration with HCPC. In addition, you’ll need to be passionate about safeguarding vulnerable children, believe in the importance of building effective relationships with the children and families you work with and have excellent organisation and communication skills. Plus, you’ll be genuine, friendly and driven – and you’ll share our commitment to supporting the children in our community – come and join us and be part of making a difference in Walsall!

For an informal conversation about the roles please contact Diane McKinley (Group Manager Initial Response Service) on 01922 653401.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The ability to communicate verbally with service users and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Interviews will be held on 17th October 2018

Closing date for applications: 5th October 2018

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

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