Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker in Schools

Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Salary: Grade 9 - £32,234 -£36,992 per annum
Posted
06 Apr 2021
Closes
18 Apr 2021
Job Ref
REC002063
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Role: Social Worker in Schools

Location: Cheadle High School

Salary:  Grade 9 - £32,234 -£36,992 per annum

Working Pattern: 37 Hours per week | Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022 | Flexible working

Our team

It’s an exciting time to join the team here at Staffordshire as a Social Worker in schools. We’re currently part way through a transformation project so it’s a great chance to be part of a positive change and to really develop your own career. Plus, we’re a lovely bunch here at Staffordshire, just ask our people. They’ll tell you Staffordshire Council and specifically Children’s Services has a positive culture centred around support for each other. And you’ll agree being supported is particularly important in the work our Social Workers do. We’ve also made the most of flexible and agile working because although we offer great facilities at our offices, we also make sure we provide you with the equipment you need to be able to support our communities from anywhere.

About the role

Essentially, it’s a safeguarding Social Work role but based within Cheadle high School and during a normal term time week you’ll spend around 4 days based in the school. However, we are flexible to what is needed to achieve the best outcomes.

You’ll be building relationships with and supporting the school through working to prevent the number of children in need and children in care through your preventative approach. Early help will still also be working with the school involved but having a Social Worker there will help even earlier intervention and prevention.

You’ll be doing group work with students at the school, sharing information and best practice with teachers and parents and as you’re based within a school your workload will be reduced to reflect this.

What we’ll need from you

You’ll need to be:

- A qualified Social Worker, ideally with a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience

- Have direct experience working with children and families

- Be committed to supporting children to achieve the best outcomes for them

- A strong communicator, able to build relationship effectively and able to adapt to different audiences such as students, teachers, parents

Our benefits

Our people are central to everything we do and so we’ll make sure you’re well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress. We‘ve also recently launched our ‘aspiring team managers’ programme and you can find out more about this and more on our website https://www.childrenssocialcarecareers.co.uk/

We’ve created a supportive working environment here at Staffordshire County Council because we recognise the benefits of enabling our employees to achieve their full potential whilst enjoying a healthy work-life balance. We’ve achieved this by offering more flexible working practices and supplying the tools and equipment to enable more smart and agile working.

And here’s just some of the benefits we have here at Staffordshire:

 

 

  • 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
  • An excellent local government pension scheme

 

 

  • 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

So, how do I apply?

Just click on the ‘Apply’ button. If you do have technical issues please contact recruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk and the team will help you.

Closing Date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview Date: Following application we’ll contact you to arrange asap

For more information about the role or should you have any requirements to assist you in applying for this role please contact: lisa.nelson@staffordshire.gov.uk

Our recruitment process

It’s important to know as an authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. Bearing this in mind, this position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) and so, if applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

How will we store your details?

By submitting your application form, you are giving your consent to the processing of your personal data in the ways described Here

 

 

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