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Social Worker - Children's Assessment Service

Job Type:
Permanent
Sector:
Social Work
Category:
Children and Families Services
Seniority:
Social Worker
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Dudley, West Midlands
Salary:
£37,475 to £37,475 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to £37475 per annum
Posted:
02/11/2020
Job Ref:
DS-88787

Social Worker - Children's Assessment Service - Dudley - £37,47 Per Annum

We are currently looking for a qualified social worker to take on a permanent position within Dudley Council's children's assessment service. You can expect to enjoy a range of benefits including enrollment in a comprehensive and enhanced learning and development programme which was developed alongside the government's new accreditation scheme.

You will be joining a small pod of social workers, managed by an experienced manager and supported by a team of pod coordinators to deal with routine administrative tasks, enabling you to concentrate on working with families. There are excellent staff engagement opportunities with quarterly staff briefing sessions, team manager meetings, staff reference groups and weekly chief officer chats.

Benefits of this Assessment role:

* Generous relocation package
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* A generous annual leave entitlement
* Defined career progression and pathway opportunities
* Car-sharing scheme
* A cycle purchase scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Paycare health scheme (Contributory)
* Travel pass
* Discounted leisure centre benefits

Your duties as a Children's Social Worker in an Assessment Team include:

* Being part of a Restorative Practice Model to focus on building relationships, valuing people and working together to achieve positive outcomes
* Managing caseloads dependent upon experience, a grade of post and complexity of cases
* Utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions needs assessments, care planning, and child protection investigations
* Working with others in your pod as you intervene together with families, to ensure the best possible outcome for children
* Carrying out high-quality assessments, using child-centred, community-focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change
* Developing effective relationships and securing the best outcomes for children and young people
* Ensuring children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley LSCB, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation

Essential requirements:

* Social work qualification
* A good level of experience in working in a children and families setting
* Have completed section 47 investigations
* Social Work England Registration
* Eligible to work in the UK

For more information please contact swapplications@liquidpersonnel.com

Contact Details:
Tel: 0207 167 6803
Contact: Damon Storer

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