Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker

Location
Codsall, Wolverhampton
Salary
Grade 9 £32,234 – £36,992
Posted
26 Mar 2021
Closes
11 Apr 2021
Job Ref
REC002015
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Job title: Social Worker

Team: Safeguarding & Duty Hub Support

Location: Codsall

Salary: Grade 9 £32,234 – £36,992

Contract: Permanent – 37 hrs full time, Flexible working – we are open to requests

Our team

We have a great opportunity to join the Codsall Safeguarding Team as a Social Worker. We’re a great team and many of us have worked here at Codsall for a long time. We stay because we feel supported by our colleagues, we feel empowered to do our very best and we know the work we do really makes a difference to our community.

Our approach

In Staffordshire, we have embedded a new restorative practice model. We want to improve the lives of all children and young people, using a whole system approach enabling children to be happy, healthy and safe. And we do this by supporting families to enable children to remain at home wherever possible. We confidently manage risks and are supported to be courageous and ambitious as an organisation. Restorative approaches are widely accepted as a highly effective way of achieving better outcomes for children, young people and their families.

What you’ll do

As a qualified Social Worker, with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience you’ll have experience working with children and families and you’ll be committed to supporting children to remain with their families. Your involvement will be as a short-term intervention and so you’ll do the initial enquiries, visits and assessments You’ll be involved in completing  section 47 enquiries, direct work with children and  will include  initiating care proceedings work and some work with looked after children. You will have input in formulating Child In Need plans and Child Protection planning

What you’ll have:

You’ll be a great communicator so building those key relationships with children, families and other professionals will come naturally to you. You’ll also be committed to striving for the best outcomes for children. We work using a restorative practice model so it would be great if you have experience of this but if you don’t, we’ll train you in this approach.

As this position also fulfils the role within the duty hub you’ll also need:

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a qualified Social Worker

·         Have safeguarding experience, including taking initial visits following referral and section 47 enquiry investigations up to ICPC and CSWA’s

The Duty Hub is part of a safeguarding team that support children and families on Child in Need and Child Protection Plans, through PLO and initiation of public proceedings so you’ll also need:

·         Experience supporting and completing reports for private law proceedings.

How we’ll support you:

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop is a high priority at Staffordshire. That’s why we offer an excellent staff development programme including a new aspiring team managers programme and we support colleagues through regular supervision including ¼ Group Supervision. We also offer other employed benefits such as:

·         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

How do I apply?

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Closing date for applications is : 11 April 2021

For further information about this position, please contact Rebecca.williamson@staffordshire.gov.uk

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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.

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