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Social Worker

Employer: Luton Borough Council

  • Reference: CSW/15/8317
  • Published on: Fri 05/06/2015 09:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/08/2015 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: up to £37,309 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Luton

The role
To carry out our statutory duties and responsibilities to protect and achieve good outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Luton.

Your skills and experience

We welcome applications from newly qualified social workers and provide a supportive AYSE programme.

For those with prior experience we will be looking for experience of working with children. You will need at least one year’s experience of working with children and families in a UK Local Government setting. You will have experience of conducting assessments of risk and need to clear timescales, will have presented care plans to child protection conferences/looked after children’s reviews and have made applications to Court for orders to protect children. You will have good IT skills and know how to use an ICS system. You will be good at direct work with children and their carers and able to plan your work to meet deadlines and achieve good outcomes.

You should have demonstrable post qualifying statutory experience.

Working in Luton

Luton is a densely populated area with a population of over 200,000 and is often compared to a London Borough. It has a young, diverse multi cultural population as within the town approximately a third of the population is of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) origin and amongst children aged 0-15 years this increases to 51 per cent with over 100 languages spoken. Luton has a high identified level of need and is ranked as the 69th most deprived local authority.

With these identified challenges, creates fantastic opportunities:

  • You’ll belong to an organisation that strives to be unique and offers a culture of positive learning and good practice which values its staff and service users;
  • Your professional learning is a fundamental part of the organisation and is a continuous feature throughout your career and includes learning within practice activity;
  • All levels of management are visible and accessible to all staff within the Council so you will have opportunities to give and receive feedback to all levels of the organisation;
  • You will have access to facilitative, learning-focused supervision which is valued, supported and well resourced;
  • As a professional working in this setting, you will develop an extensive range of experience, knowledge, abilities and skills;
  • You will work with a passionate, committed dedicated group of professionals from both the statutory and voluntary sector driven to make a difference;
  • You will experience a variety of approaches and a repertoire of transferable skills;
  • You will be part of a highly motivated, committed workforce who have a strong ethos of working together to make provide positive experience and outcomes.

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

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