Experienced Locality Social Worker

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary up to £40,136 + welcome payment of £3,000 + relocation package worth up to £10,000
Posted
19 Mar 2019
Closes
21 Apr 2019
Job Ref
REC000737
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

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.

Children's Social Workers – Locality Safeguarding

Welcome to Worcestershire County Council!

My name is Tina Russell and I am the Assistant Director for Children's Social Work Services in Worcestershire.  I'm supported by Maria White and Adam Johnston, Service Managers and we are looking to recruit dedicated and creative social workers to fill the last remaining social worker posts in our safeguarding teams.

If you are a dedicated and creative social worker looking to make a difference, develop your career and improve the lives of children and young people, then Worcestershire Children Services should be your next destination!

Working in a case management team you will be responsible for child protection, care proceedings and LAC care planning as well as child in needs work.

We are looking for candidates who will keep relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will be working as part of a small team supported by dedicated administrative support.  To support your performance and development we have a strong team of permanent dedicated managers and senior managers.

We have positions available in:

Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wychavon, Worcester and Malvern

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 decision this is, so 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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