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Social Worker

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Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:27 March 2018 at midnight 

Permanent and Temporary posts available
Range: Grade 9 (£25,878) to Grade 11 (£33,305) - salary is dependent on experience and qualifications
Essential requirements:  
- Social Work qualification  
- HCPC registration  
- Full driving license and access to a car
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 to a number of posts across the social work teams including our First Response Children's Duty Teams, Child Protection Teams and our Child in need teams (Strengthening Families Teams). If any of these roles interest you we would like to hear from you. We are looking for high calibre individuals to join us on our 'road to excellence'. We welcome applications from social work students who are due to qualify this year. Our salaries are competitive but we know from our own staff that there are other reasons to work for Leicestershire.
- You will be led by experienced managers within stable and strong teams
- We have a strong senior management team who are committed to creating a positive working environment for all workers and are striving to build an organisational culture based on learning and growth
- With an explicit practice framework to guide your work with families in Leicestershire, you will quickly understand the culture and ethos we are creating. We have adopted the Signs of Safety practice model and this approach supports our values of partnership working
- Leicestershire has a strong child's voice strategy and our practice methodology ensures this aspect of our work is prioritised
- We have a refreshed ASYE programme and a comprehensive learning offer for social workers to ensure that learning and development is linked to the knowledge and skills statements
- All teams have regular time to learn together each month
- Individual CPD is prioritised - with an additional 3 days given to social workers to support their professional development over and above any formal training they access
- With experienced people around you, you will receive regular individual and group supervision to provide both support and challenge
- Additional funding has seen increased capacity in social work teams making caseloads manageable
- As your career progresses we support workers to take up placements in other teams to get a good breadth of experience
- We will support you to take students and become a coach and mentor for others.
In addition to this there are a range of corporate benefits from free car parking, employee counselling services and a range of employee benefits are available including:   
- Saving money at high street stores   
- Discounts on your supermarket shopping   
- Special offer on leisure activities and gym memberships
- Online discounts    
- Discounted gift vouchers
Leicestershire County Council is looking for passionate and skilled social workers, who are committed to practice excellence and being the best you can be for the families you work with. You must be someone who is able to challenge and be challenged. Make an application and we will work with you to carefully match your skills, experience and interests with the posts that we have vacant.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Hollie Martin, Tel: 01509 266641 Email:
To find out more about working in children’s social care at Leicestershire County Council, including videos from staff following this link:
Interviews are planning for the 17th, 25th and 26th of April 2018.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact