Experienced Family Front Door & Initial Assessment Social worker

Salary up to £40,136 + welcome payment of £3,000 + relocation package worth up to £10,000
19 Mar 2019
21 Apr 2019
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Inspiring Social Work Excellence in Worcestershire

Do you want to make a real, positive difference to the children and young people of Worcestershire?

If yes, we want to hear from you

My name is Tina Russell and I am the Assistant Director for Children's Social Work Services in Worcestershire. Emma Brittain is the Service Manager for our Family Front Door and Partnership and we are looking to recruit to the last remaining vacancies in our Front Door Contact and referral and Assessment Teams.

If you are a dedicated and creative experienced Social Worker looking for a change or a development opportunity then Worcestershire Children Services should be your next destination.

We are looking for candidates who will keep relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will be part of a small team of up to 6 social workers supported by dedicated administrative support.  Supporting you in the management of ASYEs and staff performance and development are a team of advanced social work practionners.  We also have a strong permanent experienced senior management team to support you in your role as Social Worker or Team Manager.

The Service

Our service improvement plan gives a clear commitment to ensuring that we have the right capacity, capability and environment for our workforce and to achieving outcomes for children and young people we work with. This is an exciting time to join the team.

Our Ofsted monitoring visits have reported continued service improvement for over 12months reporting, 'Overall increase in confidence of social workers resulting in creative, resourceful and reflective practice.' Our revised operating model sees smaller teams enabling increased managerial oversight and support to social workers.

The service has doubled its Supervised Contact Service within the last twelve months and created a dedicated team to undertake welfare return interviews. Both these activities have increased social workers' time to spend directly working with children and young people and this has been welcomed by staff.

Ofsted monitoring visits and Social Work Health Checks have reported a positive morale and confidence in management vision and leadership of the services.

It’s a great time to join our service and help us make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people we work with.

Our offer to you:

Salary up to £40,136 + £3,000 one-off welcome payment*

*Salary includes market forces payment and annual retention payment.  Welcome and annual retention payments, and relocation package are subject to eligibility criteria.

Relocation package worth up to £10,000 (subject to eligibility criteria)

We also have a great range of other benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development through our Social Work Academy and a supportive environment where staff values each other.

What you now need to do:

We know you will understand what an important role this is. If you want to find out more or for an informal chat call the Social Work Recruitment Team on 01905 846666. Alternatively if you just want to apply please send your CV to socialworkopps@worcestershire.gov.uk

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