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Senior Social Worker - Family Connect

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford, Shropshire
Salary
£39,571 - £42,614
Closing date
30 May 2022

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We have two great opportunities within our Family Connect Service.

1 x Full time Senior Social Worker (Family Connect) - 37 hours 

1 x Part time Senior Social Worker (Family Connect) - 18.5 hours

Grade - PO9 £39,571 - £42,614 plus Market Factor £4000 (pro rata for part time positions)

Permanent

Free on-site parking and full reimbursement of your annual Social Work England registration fee.

Family Connect operates a single point of contact for services accessed by the public and professionals to ensure that the right service is delivered at the right time, in the right place by the right people.

This busy team is very experienced, highly supportive, friendly and enthusiastic about what they do. 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 Senior 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.

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Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
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Telephone
01952 380000
Location
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4NT
United Kingdom
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