Newly Qualified Social Worker - Children in Need/Child Protection
Begin your career in social work with City of Wolverhampton Council.
As an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated service, we are committed to providing the best care and support to children and families and employees.
Taking pride in our work, we always place children and families at the heart of every decision.
We are looking for people like you, who are committed to developing the highest levels of innovative and creative practice with children and families to help them keep their children and safe and well. We believe the only way to achieve this is through the power of effective professional relationships and we will help you develop more skills through training like Restorative Practice and Motivational Interviewing, giving you the best possible range of methods and strategies to prevent and resolve situations that you might encounter, all with a highly competitive salary.
You will have:
- Dedication to working directly with children and families to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met
- A strong commitment to making a difference by ensuring the best outcomes for children and families
- Strong interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
- The ability to work with partners and other agencies
- Social Work England registration.
These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The standard working week is 37 hours. Subject to the requirements of the service, the working week of individual employees may be arranged over a seven day period, including weekends.
As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:
o A Children’s panel interview
o A written exercise
o A panel interview
For further information on these posts please contact:
Samantha Tufft (Team Manager) via email to email@example.com
Hardeep Sandhu (Team Manager) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Written exercises will be held on Friday 20 November 2020
Children’s panel interviews will take place on Saturday 21 November 2020
Formal panel interviews will take place on w/c 7 December 2020
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As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually. Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.
City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.
Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.
Redeployees closing date Monday 19 October 2020
Internal and external candidates closing date Wednesday 4 November 2020
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