Job Title: Consultant Social Worker
Location: Welwyn Garden City,Hertfordshire
Salary Range: £39,782 - £42,683 pa plus a £5000 market forces payment
Hours: 37 per week
We are seeking to recruit a Consultant Social Worker to join our Joint Child Protection Investigation Team.
The Joint Child Protection Investigation Team is a multi-agency, co-located team of Social Workers and Police Officers, and is based at police HQ in WGC. The team covers the whole County, dealing with Joint S.47 Investigations where a child or young person has been subjected to a physical assault (with injury), or sexual assault by a family member/carer, significant neglect or child death which is deemed to be suspicious.
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed, experienced and motivated senior social worker to shape children’s social work by working closely with management whilst holding a small case load of complex work whilst transitioning into management.
The role will include supporting less experienced members of the team, manging the duty system on a rota basis, including facilitating strategy meetings and allocation of cases in the absence of the team manager, providing management cover as appropriate, personal supervision of Children’s Practitioners, taking a lead in practice development, and supporting the team manager.
To become a Consultant Social Worker within the team you will be expected to already have substantial Safeguarding experience, with experience of undertaking Assessments under S.47. You will use this advanced expertise and knowledge to respond, with Police colleagues to the most vulnerable children in immediate risk of significant harm.
Closing Date: 19th January 2020
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Jenny.firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.