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Social Worker – Dudley – Children in Care

Liquid Personnel is currently recruiting for an experienced Social Worker to join the Children in Care Team based in Dudley. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and engaging team.  

The Children in Care Service work flexibly and are open to discuss hours to suit the successful Social Worker.

Working for Dudley you will receive:

  • Manageable cases loads
  • A comprehensive learning and development package
  • High quality professional supervision
  • Supportive and collaborative team working
  • Excellent progression opportunities
  • A bespoke induction package
  • Agile working including working from home opportunities and flexi time arrangements
  • A permanent senior management team
  • Onsite free parking
  • A comprehensive and enhanced learning and development programme developed alongside the government’s new accreditation scheme and provided by our innovative Dudley Centre for Professional Practice.
  • A service-wide mandatory Restorative Practice training programme with ongoing implementation of restorative practice across all services
  • Excellent staff engagement opportunities with quarterly staff briefing sessions, team manager meetings, staff reference groups and weekly chief officer chats
  • 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

What will you be doing as a Social Worker in Dudley?

  • Be part of a Restorative Practice Model to focus on building relationships, valuing people and working together to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Join 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 the social worker to concentrate on working with families
  • Be supported by a dedicated Court Team that manages Public Law cases
  • Be supported by an Advanced Social Work Practitioner link within Dudley Centre for Professional Practice in areas of practice and development as needed
  • Manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs assessments, care planning and child protection investigations
  • Be responsible for a caseload and work with others in your pod as you intervene together with families, to ensure the best possible outcome for children
  • Carry out high quality assessments, using child-centred, community focused, and multi-agency interventions to bring about positive change through developing effective relationships and to secure the best outcomes for children and young people
  • Ensure children and young people are adequately protected in line with Dudley LSCB, departmental policy and procedures, and relevant legislation

Essential requirements of this Social Worker position:

  • You must be Social Work qualified with a good level of experience in working in a children and families setting and have managed a complex case load
  • Have completed section 47 investigation
  • Possess a sound knowledge of legislation and guidance
  • Have the ability to analyse information and make informed decisions
  • Good knowledge of child development
  • A clear decision maker and good team worker
  • A current Enhanced DBS and registration with Social Work England
  • Social Work England registered, and the legal right to work in the UK

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Social Worker – Dudley – Children in Care

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: Dudley
Salary: £38,890 - £38,890 pa
Type: Permanent