Social Worker - Court and Care Planning Team
We are recruiting Qualified Social Workers with a minimum of 18 Months post-qualifying experience. 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.
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).
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 9 to 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 have demonstrable 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
For further information please see the attached link: www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/
For more information regarding Care Management and the Court Team please contact Service Manager, Annette Callear via email on Annette.Callear@dudley.gov.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.
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.
We aim to create an inclusive working environment where everyone can achieve a healthy work/life balance. We are serious about our responsibility for personal and professional development and look to ensure that staff are equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed. The Councils Benefit Package is designed to boost and maintain the health, wellbeing and general quality of life of all our staff.
Security and support at work
We offer a wide range of benefits, to ensure that staff are paid fairly for the work they undertake and have the flexibility to enjoy a great work/life balance. We offer:
- A competitive salary package, including a career progression scheme
- A range of flexible working options, including flexitime and home-working, dependent on service requirements
- A generous holiday allowance and special leave provisions
- The Local Government Pension Scheme
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme – whatever life throws at you, we are committed to supporting you
- Bullying and Harassment and Dignity at Work policies to protect your everyday working life
Your professional future
We invest in our staff, to enable them to develop personal and professional skills and progress in their Social Work Career.
All new employees receive a comprehensive induction, training and development programme, with regular opportunities to update their skills and achieve their full potential. We welcome fresh thinking, recognise real talent and encourage innovation and ingenuity.
We train staff at all levels. We have a huge range of training opportunities, through the Centre for Professional Practice Service. We encourage and support Continual Professional Development, with opportunities to attend external training, secondment opportunities, and earn extra qualifications through the Apprenticeship Levy.
A summary of all benefits for staff is attached.
Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.
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Job Description - Person Specification - Court & Care Planning Team