Children and Families Worker
An opportunity has arisen for a Children and Families Worker in Coventry. We are looking to recruit a worker who has experience of working with Children and Families who are in crisis to help them overcome their difficulties and mobilise their resources to try and overcome future problems. The position is located within a busy area social work protection team.
We’re on a journey to do better for Coventry’s children, and we’re committed to doing things differently and have re-structured our services to make sure that children are at the heart of our decision-making and receive good outcomes.
We’re clear on where we’re going – and how every single worker can put Children first. We've worked to build a stronger support network - and, with a new management structure and inspirational leadership, are working to make it even stronger with our strategic plan ‘Getting to Good’.
We’re excited that Coventry has recently been awarded the city of culture. This is a win for Coventry, a win for young people and a win for diversity. The economic impact will be huge for the city and the West Midlands.
Coventry is a vibrant, multicultural city with a fascinating and inspiring story to tell and an arts and cultural scene that deserves its place in the national spotlight.
As UK City of Culture 2021 we will be able to show everyone why we are so proud of our city and the people who live, work and study here and build something lasting for our children and grandchildren to enjoy.
We have a comprehensive training program because we ensure every worker has the opportunities they desire for their ongoing professional development.
We currently have 1 full-time vacancy within the team.
Working Hours: 37.0 Hours per Week
Interview Date: 26/02/2019
Coventry’s Children’s Services are also holding a Social Work Open Day on 22nd Jan, 4pm – 7pm, where you’ll have a chance to speak to us face-to-face. You can find out about the high-quality professional support and guidance we offer, as well as our excellent training and development opportunities. To Join us on January 22nd at the Open Day please visit http://www.coventry.gov.uk/socialworkopenday and register.
In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.
Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.
When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Need help with your application?
If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop.
Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.
We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)
Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH
Phone: 024 7678 5740
Website: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/jobshopSupporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf