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Social Worker Children in Care

Organisation:Nottingham Social Work Jobs 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£28,785 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3NG 

Reference:SWCA0078 

Closing date:05 January 2020 at midnight 


Are you an experienced and qualified Children’s Social Worker (Level 3) with a passion for adoption?
   
We are currently looking for experienced, qualified Children’s Social Workers to drive adoption plans for children in care within Nottingham City. You will be motivated and passionate about working with our children in care, able to drive adoption plans forward and ensure that our children are placed with their permanent families as quickly as possible.
     
Main Duties:
• To complete comprehensive Child Permanence reports that are reflective of the child’s lived experiences
• To identify any needs and support required to address trauma and neglected parenting that enables a child’s move to an adoptive placement
• To be accountable for timescales and recording within electronic records (Liquid Logic), recognising that any delays impact upon a child’s plan
• To be able to assess the needs of children, enabling you to match them to appropriate carers, and being able to verbally and comprehensively present this information
• With minimal supervision to undertake case management responsibilities that include child-focused assessments of need within a person centred approach, monitoring, coordinating and review of care plans.
• To practice in accordance with the Social Work England professional standards for Social Workers.
          
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification, which are attached further down on this page.
       
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• 3 years post-qualified
• Professional Social Work Qualification
• HCPC Registered
• Direct experience working with children in a child care setting
• Possession of full driving licence and access to a vehicle
                             
As a Level 3 Social Worker, you will receive a salary of £35,828 (this salary is inclusive of a temporary market supplement). Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working. As well as your pay, pensions and holiday entitlement, you can choose from a wide variety of employee benefits. Follow the link to find out more: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/media/456766/13-total-rewards-brochure-2017.pdf
         
Applicants should complete an application, which includes a personal statement outlining how you meet the requirements for the role. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name), which will only be made visible once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
   
For informal enquiries please contact either Alison Wakefield at alison.wakefield@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, 0115 8764528 or Sally Charlton at sally.charlton@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, 0115 8762801.
  
The closing date for applications is 5th January 2020 and interviews will be taking place on 16th January 2020.
    
Useful Information for Applicants:
   
This post is subject to a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity. 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 is an essential requirement for the role.
   
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.
 
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk


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