Reference: RA0005909
Description: About Us & The Role

Are you ready for the next step in your Social Work career?
Do you want to make Warwickshire more child friendly?

Our aim is to make Warwickshire as safe, stable, and full of opportunity as possible for children and young people, with access to good health, education and other services.

Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, the service received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we are building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families.

Find out why we are good Ofsted.

Warwickshire’s Children’s Services have made great improvements according to Ofsted inspection – Warwickshire County Council
Bedworth and North Warwickshire Children’s Safeguarding and Support Team is looking to recruit a Social Work Lead practitioner where you will be;

Mentoring, supervising, and supporting Social Workers and Family Support Workers
Supporting the development of the skills of individuals and the team
Assisting team Leaders in the safe, efficient, and effective delivery of services to children and families
Supporting practice to ensure the delivery of high-quality assessments and support to children and their families
Managing a complex caseload of Child in Need, Child Protection, Children in Care, and care proceedings

We place children and young people at the heart of all we do, which requires a workforce to be effectively led, supported, and well trained.

You will be joining a cohesive team of enthusiastic, motivated, and supportive Social Workers and Family Support Workers of mixed levels of experience. Equally, we have a strong and experienced management group who work hard to promote a consistently good standard of Social Work practice using a restorative approach, which is then reflected in the way we support our families also.

We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working Children and families service – rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council

Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you

This is the difference you make.

Download our Why work for Us Brochure

Key Requirements

Professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW))
In depth experience in children’s social work and experience of complex cases
Have excellent analytical skills with ability to make well informed decisions
Can record and produce concise, effective, and accuratereports
Have good communication skills with the ability to build relationships, engage with children and families

Experienced Social Worker – Grade O:
Up to £50,920.00 per annum. Including a £3,500 market supplement which is subject to tax and NI deductions – T&C’s apply. (Relocation Allowance up to £8,000 is available.)

For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specifications;

Lead Practitioner – Grade O

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information:

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

For further information about the role please contact Mia Turner – miaturner@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 03 May 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore

Region: Nuneaton and Bedworth
Location: Nuneaton
Salary: *GBP*45,441.00 – *GBP*47,420.00 per annum (plus allowances to be included) – See advert for full details on remuneration package available for the role.
Package: Fulltime, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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