Social Worker, Chesterton Specialist Safeguarding Unit, Castle House, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary: £30,756 - £35,229 per annum (pro rata)
37 Hours per week – Permanent
Staffordshire is working in a more localised and co-ordinated way to ensure families receive the right help at the right time. Families First is a new way of working that brings together the full range of front- line services that deliver to children, young people or their families. Our children’s social work teams are a vital part of the new Families First Service, which, by investing in early intervention, frees the time of qualified social work professionals to support the most vulnerable families in the county.
We have 18 Safeguarding Units in Staffordshire and they provide specialist services for children and young people with acute needs including situations where there are child protection concerns.
You will be a qualified Social Worker, ideally with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience. Your caseload will include the undertaking of Initial Visits, Child Social Work Assessments and S47 enquiries, the management of child in need and child protection plans and direct work with children. Your role will include care proceedings work and some work with looked after children.
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 excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.
You will receive:
- A highly regarded structure of support for all staff, including regular supervision
- Exceptional opportunities for learning and development throughout your career
- Specialist support groups
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: 27th January 2019
Interview Date: TBC
For further information about this position, please contact David Maher, Team Manager, Chesterton Specialist Safeguarding Service on 01782 296290 or 07815 826742.
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.