Social Worker - Assessment
Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative. 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.
Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career. We have the highest ambitions for our children and young people. We are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful and to ensure we provide the highest levels of public protection for our most vulnerable children. Our workforce is key to making this happen.
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.
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), where you will be trained in Restorative Practice the basis of how we work with children and families in Dudley.
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.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 8 to Grade 10
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Duty & Assessment 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 our dynamic social work teams to deliver a high-quality service to the children and their families of Dudley through case managing Child in Need, Child Protection and initial PLO planning.
You will have an opportunity to enhance and develop your skills as Dudley offers a wide range of training & 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 team, with a dedicated Advance Practitioner aligned to support improvement across all of Duty & Assessment.
Candidates who have not completed their ASYE programme will not be considered for this vacancy.
For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For an informal discussion please contact Bernice Walters Service Manager - Assessment and Duty at Bernice.firstname.lastname@example.org
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date should a large number of applications be received.
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