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Experienced Social Worker

Telford && Wrekin Council

Telford

Permanent

£42911 - £45796/annum

TF34JA

Posted: 23/11/2022

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Would you like to work for an ‘Outstanding’ local authority – one with an established management team, committed to developing excellent practice and ensuring that our staff receive the best support we can offer?

Children’s Experienced Social Worker – Family Connect

Experienced Social Worker - PO3: £42,911 - £45,796 per annum*

*Salaries include market factor where applicable

37 hours per week

We have a great opportunity for a full time Family Connect Experienced Social Worker.

Family Connect is a multi agency partnership approach to safeguarding children and young people that support early help and safeguarding decisions. The partnership working provides the platform for timely informed decision making and offers triage support for the purpose of safeguarding children or offering early help and prevention solutions supported by integrated working practices.

The Family Connect Safeguarding Experienced Social Workers within Family Connect provide professional, effective and positive responses to all requests for service concerning children in need and children experiencing significant harm. The work is challenging, and involves undertaking a range of enquiries by way of telephone calls and electronic correspondence.  Within this role you will be required to critically analyse and reflect on your finding to ensure an appropriate decision is made and proportionate support is provided where necessary. An electronic case management system is used, the work is fast paced and is solely office based. 

There’s never been a more exciting time to join our service: alongside making a difference to the lives of individuals and families, we’re adopting exciting new strengths-based approaches and are passionate about delivering continuous service improvement. And our people are at the heart of this progress: that’s why from tailored in-house training to the West Midlands Teaching Partnership, we make sure they have access to the best development opportunities. If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

Telford & Wrekin Council values social work careers and believes in providing good quality experiences to social workers. We are committed to both you and to developing the future social work workforce. We have a robust supervision policy which is geared towards achieving positive outcomes for you as a worker and for the children and families we work with. You will have regular, quality supervision with your line manager.

Telford and Wrekin Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

Here at Telford and Wrekin Council, we have been judged to be outstanding overall in terms of effectiveness (the only Authority in the West Midlands with this judgement). Here’s just some of the great things Ofsted had to say when they visited us in 2020:

Children are cared for and cared about

Social Workers and other staff who support children are very committed and they are exceptionally well trained

Children are listened to and their experiences are well understood

Senior Leaders aspire to a service for every child that they would welcome for their own

Children benefit from a stable workforce which is highly committed and experienced

Staff experience a wide range of development opportunities

As an example, one of our Team Managers said: “I have been offered a broad array of training opportunities, including specialised supervision training with the Centre for Systemic Practice. I think it would be fair to say that my experience certainly demonstrates that Telford and Wrekin are keen to encourage their Social Workers to develop their practice and career. It is a Local Authority which likes to grow its own.”

If you share our passion for making a difference, we would be delighted if you joined us.

For further information on the role please click Apply to view the job description and person specification on our website.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

For more information about working for Telford & Wrekin Social Care, please view our recruitment page

Closing Date: Tuesday 29th November 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants

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