Social Worker - Court and Care Planning Team
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 10
Court and Care Planning services are looking to recruit Social workers with particular interest in the court arena taking cases from ICO through 26 weeks court planning process. These Social workers need to be 3yrs post qualifying experience, with skills in Assessments, Statements, Report writing, Evidence based practice, Planning, and verbally confident to be able to give evidence in court. Also, a Social Worker with the abilities to mentor and support Student Social Workers or ASYE in the Service.
Working for Dudley you will receive:
- Manageable case loads
- A comprehensive learning and development package
- High quality professional supervision
- Supportive and collaborative team working
- Excellent progression opportunities
Candidates who have not completed their ASYE programme will not be considered for this vacancy.
For further information please see the attached link: 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 more information regarding Care Management and the Court Team please contact Service Manager, Jayne Gregory via email on Jayne.email@example.com.
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