Social Worker - Children's Qualified
JOB CATEGORY/TYPE/TITLE: SOCIAL WORKER – CHILDRENS QUALIFIED
LOCATION: Leek, Staffordshire
HOURS: 37 Hours per week – Temporary 12 months from start date
SALARY: £30,756.00 - £35,229.00 per annum
CLOSING DATE: 16/12/2018
Staffordshire is working in a more localised and co-ordinated way to ensure families receive the right help at the right time. Families First is a new way of working that brings together the full range of front- line services that deliver to children, young people or their families. Our children's social work teams are a vital part of the new Families First Service, which, by investing in early intervention, frees the time of qualified social work professionals to support the most vulnerable families in the county.
We have 18 Safeguarding Units in Staffordshire and they provide specialist services for children and young people with acute needs including situations where there are child protection concerns.
You will be a qualified Social Worker, ideally with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience. Your caseload will include the undertaking of Initial Visits, Child Social Work Assessments and S47 enquiries, the management of child in need and child protection plans and direct work with children. Your role will include care proceedings work and some work with looked after children.
Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.
You will receive:
- An excellent benefits package
- A highly regarded structure of support for all staff, including regular supervision
- Exceptional opportunities for learning and development throughout your career
- Specialist support groups
For further information about this position, please contact Kerry Ford, Team Manager, Leek Specialist Safeguarding Service on 01538 483129 or 07967 790660.
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Closing Date: 16 December 2018