Social Worker - Children with Disabilities - Swindon - £37,061 - £40,072 per annum
We are currently looking for an experienced Social Worker to join a Children with Disabilities Team based in Swindon.
There's never been a better time to join Swindon Children's Services teams as following a recent inspection, they have been rated 'Good' by Ofsted (July 2019).
In the Disabled Children's team Swindon are working to ensuring disabled children in Swindon are appropriately safeguarded and supported to achieve their full potential, they use current research and innovative practice to ensure they achieve these goals. The team is divided into two Pods, currently managed as one Safeguarding Pod and one Support Pod although this is under review.
The Disabled Children's safeguarding and support team is co-located at the Saltway Centre with multi agency partners. This means that they are able to provide a holistic service to disabled children, young people and their families.
Benefits of this Social Worker role include:
* £3000 "golden hello" payment after 1 years' service
* Retention payments of £2000 after completing 2 years' service and a further £2000 after 3 years' service
* Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (eligibility criteria)
* Competitive salaries
* Free car parking at the central Swindon campus
* A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
* 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) rising to 30 days after 10 years' service
* Leisure and Legal Services discounts
* Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts
* "Happy to talk Flexible working"
* Brand new Social Work and Leadership Academy
* Multi-million pound investment into Children's Services at a time when authorities all over the country are cutting budgets
* Significant restructure creating smaller social worker teams with better supervision, smaller caseloads, and more opportunity for CPD
Responsibilities of this Social Worker role include:
* Provide information, advice and support to children, young people, their families and carers to enable children with disabilities to enjoy and achieve social inclusion.
* Undertake the duty to safeguard vulnerable children and young people and to assess need, develop plans and provide services where appropriate. Then, further review these plans regularly to ensure that outcomes are being achieved.
* Undertake statutory social work in the areas of Child Protection, Children in Need and the initial stages of Looked after Children, as well as working within the Public Law outline and Care proceedings on occasion.
* Ensure vulnerable children and young people with a significant impairment or disability are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services.
Requirements of this Social Worker role include:
* Social Work England registration
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Post-qualified experience
* Degree level or equivalent in Social Work