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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:Grade 9-11 £24,801-£34,653 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Disabled Childrens Service , 3 High Street, Coalville , Leicestershire , LE67 3EA 


Closing date:06 May 2019 at midnight 

To provide high quality social work services to severely disabled children and their families, in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Knowledge of Childcare legislation, Safe-guarding procedure and policies and a commitment to work to these
  • Knowledge of Framework for the Assessment of Children in Care and their families
  • Awareness of the cultural, racial linguistic and religious background of children and young people and families
  • Ability to apply principles of equal opportunities in practice
  • Ability to communicate clearly with children, young people, parents colleagues and other professionals
  • Able to undertake initial and core assessments to high standard
  • Able to analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure and take responsibility for their outcomes and regular reporting to the team manager
  • Able to communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing with a wide range of people including representatives from other agencies using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • Able to prioritise effectively a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines
  • 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
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • Able to work outside of normal working hours i.e. evenings on occasions if required
  • Must be HCPC registered.
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires please contact Vivienne Atter Email: vivienne.atter@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