Social Worker - Care Management
Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative
Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.
We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice (www.dudleycpp.org.uk).
In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected.
We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.
This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for professionals that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families.
Our transformed children’s services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, dedicated and determined individuals to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.
Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 8 to Grade 10 (Subject to Pay Award)
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Care Management Service. If you have the skill, determination and commitment to improve outcomes for children and families, and the drive to continue the positive development within the service, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
You will be a part of a dynamic social work team committed to delivering a high quality service to the children and families of Dudley. You will have a manageable case load including Children in Need, Child Protection and Pre Proceedings.
You will be encouraged to enhance and develop your skills as Dudley offers a wide range of training and development opportunities both in-house training and through other means such as Research in Practice.
You will have an assigned administrative co-ordinator and direct access to the Centre for Professional Practice, with a dedicated Advanced Practitioner to support the Care Management Service.
For an informal discussion please contact Jayne Gregory Service Manager - Care Management at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to http://www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/
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