Senior Social Worker (Children with Disabilities Team)

Darby House
£37,849- £40,760
14 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
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Full time permanent
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Senior Social Worker (Children with Disabilities) – Child Protection & Family Support

PO9 - Salary – £37,849- £40,760 plus market factor of £1000

Essential Car user allowance

Full-time (37 hours per week)


Here at Telford and Wrekin Council, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness (the only Authority in the West Midlands with this judgement.
Here’s just some of the great things Ofsted had to say when they visited us recently:
• Children are cared for and cared about
• Social Workers and other staff who support children are very committed and they are exceptionally well trained
• Children are listened to and their experiences are well understood
• Senior Leaders aspire to a service for every child that they would welcome for their own
• Children benefit from a stable workforce which is highly committed and experienced
• Staff experience a wide range of development opportunities

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our service: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. This and manageable workloads means that our work is changing lives. If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

As an experienced Senior Social Worker, you will manage a complex and varied caseload, having autonomy in your day to day practice. In doing so, you will lead on complex assessments and provide evidence as necessary in court proceedings.

You may undertake complex tasks such as chairing significant meetings, offering expert support and advice to case conferences, producing high quality and more specialised assessments and reports for a range of functions, undertaking local peer audits of quality.

You will need to consistently model good practice, setting expectations for others.

Experience of consistent exceptional application of legislation and best practice within complex case work is essential for the role.

You will be recognised by peers and colleagues from other professions as a source of reliable knowledge and advice.

Please see attached job description for further details.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Post working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Sorry but CVs will not be accepted.

If you think you can meet the challenge and would like to find out more about this role, please contact Carol Walkland  by emailing or calling 01952 384461


For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Social Care, please view our recruitment page:

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Job Description & Person Specification

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