Children's Social Workers (Area Social Work)
Children's Social Workers (Area Social Work) - GBP30,153 - GBP36,379 per annum, plus a market-related supplement of GBP5,000 per annum for Social Workers (at least 2 years post qualified) based within the Referral and Assessment Service or our Neighbourhood Teams. Relocation package up to GBP8,000
We're on a journey to do better for Coventry's children, and we're committed to doing things differently to make sure that children are at the heart of our decision-making.
We're clear on where we're going - and how every single Social Worker can put Children first. We've worked to build a stronger support network - and, with a new management structure and inspirational leadership, are working to make it even stronger with our strategic plan 'Getting to Good'. So if you became a Social Worker to make a real difference in the lives of others, we want to hear from you.
We are looking for social workers who are committed to achieving the best for our children, young people, and families. To help you make a difference we offer manageable caseloads, high-quality professional support and guidance and excellent training and development opportunities.
Join us as an experienced Children's Social Worker and you will be delivering on the ground social care to support families across Coventry to devise and implement care plans to ensure children can live at home safely, and intervene where they can't.
You will work closely with professionals from a range of agencies including health, education and social care, police and youth offending services in order to improve lived experiences for Children.
You will bring your ideas and suggestions to drive our challenging journey of improvement, and put Coventry on the map for delivering more positive outcomes. You'll be joining a great team of people who are passionate about the city, it's people and it's exciting prospects.
You will be handling complex but manageable caseloads whilst helping us deliver a strategy that puts children and young people at the beginning, middle and end of everything we do, with all the support and resources you need to do it.
You will believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do.
You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and HCPC registration with at least 18 months experience in dealing with child protection enquiries, completing duty assessments and managing timescales.
Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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