Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker

5 days left

Location
Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary
£32,234 - £36,922  per annum
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
19 May 2021
Job Ref
REC002095
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Social Worker -   THROUGHCARE SERVICE

Salary:  £32,234 - £36,922  per annum

 37  Hours per week - Permanent

This is an opportunity to join an experienced and supportive Throughcare Team based in Stafford.

The team works with older Looked After Children and young people who are leaving or who have left care. The age range of the children and young people who receive a service is 13-25 years, or beyond 25 if care leavers wish to resume education/training.

Throughcare Teams provide the following services:

  • Social Work Case Management of older Looked After Children
  • Direct work with children and young people, their families and carers
  • All aspects of Pathway Planning for young people who are preparing to leave care
  • Advice, support and guidance to young people who have left care
  • Financial support for young people who have left care

As a social worker you will undertake direct work with young people and have responsibility for your own caseload

For more information and an informal discussion please contact the Team Manager, Rachel Harvey on 01785 895503.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The 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.

To apply for this post, click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website. Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs  board NOT via Staffordshire County Council's online application site.  

To submit your application you will need to register an account on the website (NB this is a separate login to WM Jobs). 

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If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact recruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date:   12th May 2021
Interview Date: TBC

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities, and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish, and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • 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

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