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Social Worker - Disabled Children's Service

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£24,801- £32,094 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Coalville Wellbeing Centre, 3 High Street , Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3EA 

Reference:CYP0940 

Closing date:12 November 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE
To deliver high quality social work services to severely disabled children and their families in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures  
                
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Social Work degree or equivalent, e.g. CQSW, DipSW (With Specialism in children's services)
• Evidence of continuing professional development
• Post-qualification experience of working with children and families
• Significant experience of statutory child care social work including care proceedings/court work
• Experience of supporting staff or social work students
• Childcare legislation, safeguarding procedures and policies and a commitment to work these
• Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families
• Awareness of cultural, racial linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families
• Continuing professional development including self-development through supervision and performance management
• Able to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice
• Ability to communicate clearly with children, young people parent's colleagues and other professionals
• Able to undertake initial and core assessments to a high standard
• Able to work effectively as a team member
• Able to analyse information to reach sound decision, often under pressure and take responsibility for their outcomes, and regular reporting to the Team manager
• Able to produce clear, accurate records and reports
• Able to work effectively a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines
• Time management skills and able to meet deadlines
• Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
• Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost-effective way
• Possession of a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle
  
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
    
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
 
For informal enquires please contact Jo Hefferman, Tel: 0116 305 4400 Email: Jo.Hefferman@leics.gov.uk
   
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
               
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk