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Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children’s Services known as Families First.
An exciting opportunity has arisen across Staffordshire Families First for 1 x full time (37 hours) Social Worker within the Children’s Disability Service. This post is based in Stafford.
We have 4 Children’s Disability teams across the County and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities. These are small teams of highly dedicated Social Workers who support each other in the day to day task of ensuring we reach the best outcomes for our Disabled Children in a timely manner, enabling them to live their lives to the full. We also are supported by a team of skilled Family Support workers who assist in facilitating behaviour management work and undertaking direct work.
You will be a qualified Social Worker ideally with a minimum of 12 months experience. Your caseload will include undertaking of Initial Visits, Child Social Work Assessments and Safeguarding, the management of Child in Need plans and direct work with children. Your role will also include Care Proceedings work and Looked After Children.
The candidate will be expected to be a team player. The ability to engage and communicate with Disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children on their case load receive the best quality service.
Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children’s Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.
Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.
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 an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.
If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a complex caseload and work in a demanding environment then this is an opportunity for you to further your expertise…..so come and join our enthusiastic team
For an informal discussion please contact:
Liz Holdcroft, Team Manager, Stafford on 01543 512097
To apply for this post click on the Apply for job button below.
Closing Date: Sunday 22 September 2019 at midnight
Interviews are scheduled to take place on 2 October 2019.
Please note: the manager will be reviewing candidates on a weekly basis and where applicable calling them for interview. If the position is filled, the advert and vacancy may close before the advertised closing date.
Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.
Location: Children’s Disability Team – Stafford.
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.