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Social Worker

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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:County Hall , Glenfield , Leicester, Leicestershire 

Reference:CYP0912 

Closing date:20 October 2019 at midnight 


Please Note: There are full-time and part-time vacancies available
 
At Leicestershire County Council we are committed to doing our best for children and families. We want children to thrive and flourish and are prepared to go the extra mile to help them be the best that they can be. In every part of our business, we are relentlessly focused on positive outcomes and we have the drive and enthusiasm to achieve our ambition.
    
We are currently looking to recruit Social Workers within the Locality services, Children in Care and the Disabled Children's services. Leicestershire's Locality teams work with Children who are subject to child in need plans, child protection plans and are currently going through care proceedings. Our children in care services works with children on a long-term basis who's care plan is long-term care. In Leicestershire we are focused on developing excellent practice through the use of signs of safety and you will be led by experienced managers within stable teams.
    
JOB PURPOSE
• To deliver high quality services and contribute to the development of the service for vulnerable children and their families including:
• The delivery of a high quality duty response service
• The formulation of risk assessment within referral and assessment processes
• The delivery of safeguarding services in accordance with legal requirements and departmental policies and procedures
                                                 
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Social Work qualification
• HCPC registration
• Experience of statutory child social work, Including safeguarding child protection and care proceedings
• Knowledge of child care legislation and LSCB procedures particularly in relation to child protection
• Awareness of the cultural, racial linguistic and religious background of children, young people and families
• Ability to undertake assessments to a high standard
• Ability to communicate clearly (demonstrating the use of communication/engagement tools) with children/young people, parents/carers colleagues and other professionals
• Ability to travel to service points within Leicestershire County Council in a cost effective way
• Possession of a valid driving license and access to a vehicle
• Must be able to perform all duties and task with reasonable adjustment, where appropropriate in accordance with the provisions of Equality Act 2010
                
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
       
For informal enquires please contact Tina Morris on 0116 305 4098 or Wendy Collins on 0116 305 4949 or by Email: Tina.Morris@leics.gov.uk or Wendy.Collins@leics.gov.uk
       
To find out more about working in children’s social care at Leicestershire County Council, including videos from staff following this link: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/social-care-and-supporting-families/jobs-in-childrens-social-care
           
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