Staffordshire County Council Children's Social Care Careers

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Choose Staffordshire – the place that your social work career can flourish.

Now is the time to join a genuinely forward thinking council, and one of only three in the West Midlands rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

Here at Staffordshire County Council you’ll play a central role in delivering our vision for children’s and family social care, and your expertise and passion will be supported by our unrivaled support.

This is your chance to use your skills and experience to really make a difference to peoples lives across Staffordshire.

So choose Staffordshire, and apply today to join us as we embrace the challenges ahead together.

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Social Worker, Adoption and Fostering Recruitment and Training

37 Hours per week – Permanent |   £30,756.00 – £35,229.00 per annum

An exciting vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of the current post holder to work within the Adoption and Fostering Recruitment and Training Team.  This is a County wide role and the post holder will be required to work flexibly, including some evening and weekend activities on a planned basis.

This is a rare opportunity for a Social Worker to join our highly experienced team.  The ideal candidate with be child centred and have a good knowledge of Fostering and Adoption.  Key aspects of the role will include training, assessments and chairing Foster Carers Annual reviews; also supporting the retention of Foster carers through events including BBQ’s, Winter fayres and Long Service awards.  You would be involved with our general recruitment activity involving taking calls on the enquiry line and going out on the recruitment bus.  You would need to demonstrate an understanding of the recruitment challenges and to be able to support recruitment activity.

The post holder must be a qualified Social Worker with previous experience of fieldwork with children and or foster carers or adopters.  They will be confident, dynamic, creative and able to present to large groups.  The candidate will be expected to be a team player.  Prior Training experience would be a benefit but is not essential as there will be opportunities to work alongside experienced trainers.

Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children’s Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.  Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

For more information about the role or an informal chat please contact Andrea Johnson, Team Manager on 01785 895002

The job description for this role can be accessed here

REF: REC000854 | Closing Date: 5  May 2019, Interview Date Tuesday 28 May 2019

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Social Worker, Care Planning and Court Team, Lichfield

37 Hours per week – Permanent |   £30,756.00 – £35,229.00 per annum

The Care Proceedings Team is responsible for Care Proceedings from granting of the Interim Care Order to granting of final orders for all age children.

You will be responsible for assessments, Court statements and presenting evidence to the Court.  You will have responsibility for planning for children in the care of the Local Authority which can be for return home, placement with friends or family, adoption or long term fostering, and undertaking the care planning and Court work required to ensure timely permanency planning is achieved for children

The ability to engage and communicate with children is essential and to support children in care to reach their full potential.   You will need to work closely with colleagues in Safeguarding, Fostering, Adoption and Friends and Family Teams.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a busy caseload then this is an opportunity to join a busy and supportive team who are committed to producing high quality work within a service which has a clear focus on achieving positive outcomes for children and young people.

For an informal discussion please contact: Alice Townshend, Team Manager on Tel:  01543 510273

The job description for this role can be accessed here

REF: REC000865 | Closing Date: 10  May 2019, Interview Date Monday 20 May 2019

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Social Worker, Children’s Disability Team, Burton

37 Hours per week – Permanent |   £30,756.00 – £35,229.00 per annum

Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children’s Services known as Families First.

A rare opportunity has arisen across Staffordshire Families First for a full time (37 hours) Social Worker within the Children’s Disability Service. This post is based in Burton on Trent.

We have 4 Children’s Disability teams across the county and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities. These are small teams of highly dedicated Social Workers who support each other in the day to day task of ensuring we reach the best outcomes for our Disabled children in a timely manner, enabling them to live their lives to the full. We also are supported by a team of skilled Family Support Workers who assist in facilitating behaviour management work and undertaking direct work.

As a qualified Social Worker you will be based within a small team of Social Workers. You will work alongside the Team Manager to support the development of social work expertise within the service.

The candidate will be expected to be a team player. The ability to engage and communicate with Disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children on their case load receive the best quality service.

Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children’s Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.

Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

Staffordshire offers a number of exclusive benefits e.g. excellent competitive salaries, essential car user allowances and much more.  To see the full range of benefits and other professional development opportunities please visit our Children Social Care Careers web page.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a complex caseload and work in a demanding environment then this is an opportunity for you to further your expertise…..so come and join our enthusiastic team.

For an informal discussion please contact: Melissa Rushton on 01827 782235/ 07815 826783

The job description for this role can be accessed here

REF: REC000842 | Closing Date: 17 May 2019   MORE INFORMATION


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