Social Worker

Location
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Salary
£32,234 - £36,922 PER ANNUM
Posted
27 Oct 2020
Closes
07 Dec 2020
Job Ref
REC001754
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

SOCIAL WORKER (GRADE 9)

CARE PLANNING AND COURT TEAM

STAFFORDSHIRE

SALARY:  £32,234 - £36,922 PER ANNUM (PRO RATA)

37 HOURS PER WEEK – PERMANENT

Staffordshire County Council’s Care Planning and Court Teams hold responsibility for a high number of Children in care and proceedings in the Family Court.  There is a clear emphasis on placement stability and sound Permanency Planning, as well as reunification support.  

Qualified Social Workers are required for large, busy Care Planning and Court Teams based in South East Staffordshire.  The teams have a reputation for providing high quality support to our Looked After Children, and detailed analytical assessments, reports and evidence to the Courts.  

The ability to engage and communicate with children is essential and to support children in care to reach their full potential.   You will need to work closely with colleagues in Safeguarding, Fostering, Adoption and Friends and Family Teams.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience, then this is an opportunity to join a busy and supportive team who are committed to producing high quality work within a Service which has a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people.

Applications are welcomed from experienced and qualified social workers who wish to develop their skills in a team which is both stable and supportive. 

For an informal discussion please contact: 

Sarah Peace, Head of Service on 07814 772 157

Closing Date:  7 December 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 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.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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

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Our Values

The 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.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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