Children's Social Worker - Duty Team

Children's Social Worker Level 2 and Level 3

Approved Mental Health Professional

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Children's Social Worker Level 2 and Level 3

Organisation:NCC 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£27,668 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

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

Reference:CA0316 

Closing date:23 July 2017 at midnight 


As a Level 2 you will receive a minimum starting salary of £29,854 (inclusive of temporary market supplement), and as a Level 3 you will receive a minimum salary of £34,196 (inclusive of temporary market supplement).
 
We have a number of permanent vacancies across Children's Services in both front-line fieldwork and duty teams.  Nottingham City Council are proud of the positive impact we have on the lives of children and young people in the city, with elements of our services having been recently described as 'Outstanding'.  Alongside this the directorate has been described as an 'Employer of Choice' with strong leadership and management, and having a clear vision for our services.
 
Nottingham City Council has a number of key priorities we are committed to:
  • BEING A LEARNING CITY, promoting a learning culture within its services to ensure practice is informed by a strong evidence base, emerging best practice and learning from Serious Case Reviews
  • BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, through provision of early help, parenting and family support, targeted and specialist services and to build the capacity to enable families and communities to support one another.  
  • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE from harm, abuse and exploitation and support it’s children in care along with their carers
  • DEVELOPING HEALTHY MINDS AND RELATIONSHIPS by working with partner agencies to ensure children and young people have the self-esteem, confidence and knowledge to keep themselves safe in their relationships.
 
We are proud of the positive impact we have on the lives of children and young people in the city and want to invite you to join our team!  Call us for an informal chat with the aim of progressing your expression on interest through our fast-track application process.
 
You will hold a recognised Social Work Qualification, (MA, BA (hons) or BSc (hons) Social Work, DipSW, CQSW, CSS) with HCPC registration, have completed your ASYE year and will be experienced in working with children and families. Proven experience of court work, undertaking in-depth assessments, preparation of high quality reports and presenting them in a formal setting is essential, as is your ability to manage child protection cases. To be considered for a Level 3 post you should in addition, be able to demonstrate your ability to manage complex, multi-faceted child protection cases. You will also be able to apply your significant knowledge and practice to guiding, supporting and mentoring other workers.
 
You will have the benefit from supportive and proactive management and a genuine commitment to you and your career development with a clearly defined career path. Additionally, we have family friendly policies, a final salary pension scheme and an award winning employee benefits scheme.
You should hold a full driving licence, have access to a vehicle and be willing to travel both inside and outside of the City Council boundaries.  An enhanced DBS check will also be required.

To read more about our journey to 'good' please see this link Journey to 'good'
 
We particularly welcome applications from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as we are currently under represented within our workforce.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th August 2017.
 
How to apply:
For an informal chat, please contact Marie Gunning, HR Practice Advisor for Children’s Social Care on 0115 8761401 or e-mail your CV to marie.gunning@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for initial consideration.
 
If you wish to apply immediately please click on the ‘Apply Online’ button. You must indicate in the first line of the Personal Statement section if you are applying for the Level 2 or Level 3 Social Worker Position.
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Starting salary is £XX rising to £XX on first year anniversary, subject to completion of a probation period
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
To read more about our journey to 'good' please see this link Journey to 'good'


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