Duty Social Worker

Location
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Salary
£31,371-£35,934 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2020
Closes
01 Nov 2020
Job Ref
REc001684
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

 

Duty Social Worker- SAFEGUARDING- Lichfield District

Salary:  £31,371-£35,934 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join Lichfield District Safeguarding Team as a Duty Social Worker at a time where there is significant investment across Children’s Social Care.

We are committed to working with partners and families to support children and young people to be safe and secure, to promote physical and emotional well-being and to help them achieve their full potential within their communities.

In Staffordshire, we have recently embarked upon the journey of embedding a new practice model, restorative practice. We want to improve the lives of all children and young people, using a whole system approach enabling children to be happy, healthy and safe and supporting families to enable children to remain at home wherever possible. We confidently manage risks and are supported to be courageous and ambitious as an organisation. Restorative approaches are widely accepted as a highly effective way of achieving better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

We use Family Group Conferences to support safety planning for children and young people alongside Restorative Practice

We are looking for qualified Social Workers, ideally with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience with direct experience working with children and families who are committed to supporting children to remain with their families. Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, the ability to build relationships with children, families and other professionals alongside a value base committed to striving for the best outcomes for 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 an excellent staff development programme including a new aspiring team managers programme. To learn more about social work in Staffordshire visit https://www.childrenssocialcarecareers.co.uk/

Our Values

Staffordshire County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Please indicate on your application form the position you are interested in,

For an informal discussion regarding these positions please contact Angie Wright 01543 510100.

To apply for this post, click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Closing Date: 1 November 2020
 

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 expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal record 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.

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