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Social Workers - Children with Disabilities

Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Reference: 5747
  • Published on: Mon 09/01/2017 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/06/2017 15:02 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £31,385 to £33,837 per annum (this salary shown includes an MRS fee)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Dunstable

In Children’s Services, we aim to protect and support young people so they get the best start in life. It’s all part of our drive to make Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work. Our Social Workers are on the front line, safeguarding the region’s most vulnerable children. As part of our team, you’ll find your greatness by helping young people thrive.

This is a critical role – and you’ll receive our full support. You can expect regular supervision and manageable caseloads, as well as a helpful expert team. You’ll be working with children with SEND who are in need of support or protection. You’ll assess them, their families and communities and then take appropriate action. The aim is to maximise the life chances of every single child. You’ll give parents and carers guidance so the child can continue to live with their family (in cases where this is safe).

It’s essential that we meet our statutory duties and provide high quality care and protection. You’ll make sure that’s the case by working in sync with other professionals. Together, you’ll assess needs, plan interventions and continuously monitor risks. With teamwork, you’ll ensure every child is free to achieve their full potential.

HCPC-registered with a social work degree (or equivalent), you’ll be reliable, confident and committed to helping children. You uphold the Code of Ethics and understand how legislation translates into practice. You also have the experience to complete complex multi-disciplinary assessments. Used to working with other agencies and always willing to learn, you’ll appreciate being part of a team with expertise in disability issues.

Join us, and you will benefit from team-based learning opportunities and a joint training programme with the University of Bedfordshire. Even better, you’ll find your greatness by ensuring the region’s children are happy, safe and cared for.

At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Dave Simmonds on 0300 300 4270 or email dave.simmonds@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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