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Social Worker - Whole Life Disability

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Bulwell Riverside, Main Street, Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8QJ 


Closing date:15 September 2019 at midnight 

We are looking for an experienced*, enthusiastic and innovative Social Worker, to work predominantly with children and young people within our Whole Life Disability Service.
*Applicants should have completed their ASYE or equivalent.
The starting salary is £28,785, rising to £30,507 on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers). Candidates could earn up to £32,878 depending on post qualifying accreditation.
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Team Information:
The Whole Life Disability Programme supports citizens with physical and learning disabilities from childhood right through to adulthood to ensure a smooth transition between services. The team works closely with Health colleagues to commission and support citizens in a range of services including community support, residential and hospital settings.
Children’s Social Workers work citywide across Nottingham, to provide support to children and young people (and their families) who are identified with a disability. The team carries out assessments and reviews and then implements care and support according to their assessed needs and in line with current legislation. Workers can also deal with Safeguarding concerns and work closely with other practitioners and teams on Child Protection plans where necessary.
The successful candidate will work within current legislation, the City Council’s policies and core values, and Departmental policies and procedures to ensure the delivery of appropriate services to children and their families, according to their assessed needs. This will include assessing the needs of children and their families against the Department’s agreed threshold criteria and in accordance with National Guidance within set timescales, and the creation and implementation of culturally appropriate care plans that demonstrate flexibility and innovative use of resources.
The successful candidate is expected to have completed ASYE or equivalent. They will take part in team duty systems, providing an immediate and responsive service as the need arises in emergency work, and represent the Authority in court routinely, providing reports and acting as the lead witness and providing support to less experienced colleagues and witnesses as required.
More experienced candidates are expected to carry a full and complex caseload, work with minimal supervision and provide guidance to Social Workers level 1-2 and unqualified staff, leading Child Protection investigations.
• Professional Social Work qualification (CQSW, CSS, Dip SW), ASYE or equivalent, and HCPC Registration;
• Direct experience working with children in a child care setting;
• Knowledge of relevant child care legislation and Government Guidance, as well as understanding of the department’s responsibilities to children who are in care / subject to Child Protection plans;
• Evidence of pro-active approach to promoting equality of opportunity for children and young people;
• Ability and experience of working with a range of agencies and other professionals and forming positive working relationships     
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification, which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries, please contact the Business Performance Team at
You can also email us your telephone number, to request a call back to discuss the role.
Useful Information for Applicants:                         
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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