Frontline Consultant Social Worker
What is Frontline?
Frontline is an intensive social work qualifying programme which offers people the opportunity to train on the job as child protection social workers. Participants on the programme work in units of four, which are managed by a Consultant Social Worker.
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Grade 10
What is a Consultant Social Worker?
Consultant Social Workers (CSWs) are vital to the Frontline model. Each CSW is responsible for four participants who are undertaking their Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work. CSWs work with participants using a unit model approach – a systemic practice model for working with families, with cases managed through weekly unit meetings. These meetings provide a dynamic learning environment and a reflective space to think systemically about the cases in your unit. The role offers those who wish to remain in practice the opportunity to do so alongside the chance to take on supervisory and management responsibility for a small team. For more information about what a day in the life of a CSW looks like, take a look at our website here.
What will I get from being a CSW?
- An exciting opportunity for experienced practitioners to remain in practice whilst also taking on a management and teaching role
- Access to a high quality training programme and the opportunity to work towards a Foundation level in Systemic Practice
- Access to 1:1 coaching and mentoring from a Practice Tutor
- Be part of a national network of CSWs contributing to innovations in practice and broader social work reforms
- After completing one year in the role you will become part of the Frontline Fellowship
If you would like any further information about the role and application process there is a lot more information at our website here, or please contact Michael King (Dudley Centre for Professional Practice) or Rob Quarton at email@example.com.
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.
N.B We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.
Please return completed application form to Nisha.Patel@dudley.gov.uk
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The council has a contractual 3 days mandatory unpaid leave which, for the majority of services, are fixed at the Christmas period. This represents a pay deduction of 1.15% in return for which employees are afforded three days unpaid leave (pro-rata for part time staff).
CSW Job Description and Person Specification