Team: Looked After Children and Family Support
Job Family: Supporting GBG9 (Level 1) Supporting GBG10 (Level 2)
Salary Level 1: £27,347- £29,897 per annum + MRS £5,100 per annum
Salary Level 2: £30,744- £32,220 per annum + MRS £5,150 + Enhanced MRS £3,850 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Biggleswade, Chicksands or Dunstable
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Rolling advert to the end of December 2019
Interview Date: Applications will be reviewed on receipt, interviews arranged as required.
Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer the opportunity for Social Workers within our Children Service’s departments. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive teams and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.
Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council has recently been awarded ‘employer of the year’ alongside a ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection.
You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. The Family Support team pride ourselves on our small teams and manageable cases loads allowing workers to undertake meaningful practice with children, young people and their families.
This is an exciting opportunity for a social worker to develop and progress in their career within a supportive environment. We are proud that we enable workers to gain a vast amount of experiences and opportunities in working with families who are subject to Child In Need, Child Protection, Public Law Outline Processes and Court Work. As part of our work we are embracing Motivational Interviewing and Systemic Models of Social Work practice which we continue to develop and embed.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
We are looking for Social Workers who are HCPC registered and who hold a current UK driving licence. You will need to have sound IT abilities and be keen to work as part of the wider team.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack:
Level 1 Social Worker Recruitment Pack
Level 2 Social Worker Recruiment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Claire Collins at Claire.Collins@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6369
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 8000
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx