Social Worker - Social Work Academy

Location
Coventry, Broadgate House
Salary
£32234 - £38890
Posted
04 Jan 2021
Closes
18 Jan 2021
Job Ref
coventrycc/TP/186/1319
Contact
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Children’s Services is a service area within Coventry City Council that supports children and families across the city. 

The vision and commitment of Children’s Services ensures that a high quality and child centred service is provided, ensuring the right help at the right time and engaging with partners.  

Children’s Services is committed to outcome-driven and impactful interventions and measures success by the outcome for children and families.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of Coventry and its population and understands the need for a reflective and flexible service with a strong Early Help offer to provide early and targeted intervention so that families can access the support they need from a variety of partners and agencies.  

A successful recruitment and retention strategy has resulted in a committed and stable workforce who are dedicated to delivering excellent services to children and young people in Coventry.  

It is a great time to join our diverse workforce within Children’s Services, with great opportunities to develop your learning, ongoing training to improve practice, a clear way to progress through our progression pathway, and an engaging team that recognises success and values staff.  

What is the job role?

In Coventry, we’re on a journey to do better for Coventry’s children, and we’re committed to doing things differently. We’re clear on where we’re going, where we’ve come from and how every single Social Worker can put Children first. 

In order to do this as effectively and passionately as we can we’ve created an academy to take newly qualified social workers through their first few years in practice in a supportive and educational environment to allow them to grow and develop in a way that will really ensure that our Children receive good outcomes.

We’re looking for an experienced Social Worker to join us on a fixed term contract basis until March 2022, as part of that journey to guide, mentor and develop a cohort of Newly Qualified Social Workers as they take their first steps into the practice and develop their confidence, skills and knowledge as Social Work Professionals.

This role would be great for an experienced Social Worker who is focused on nurturing and developing Newly Qualified Social Worker’s or someone who has gained experience recently through such a programme and looking to develop their leadership and development experience.

Working within a highly regarded, efficient and dedicated children’s services you will be given the opportunity to contribute to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. 

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 

Who are we looking for?

You believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. 

You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and Social Work England registration with experience in the management of dealing with child protection enquiries, completing duty assessments and managing timescales. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a Council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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