Are you an ambitious Social Worker who wants to join a forward thinking, innovative Council? At Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of. With low caseloads and a friendly atmosphere, our Social Workers say Rutland is a great place to practice social work.
- A degree in Social Work and Social Work England registration
- Knowledge of Child-care legislation
- Skilled in the management of risk and assessment of children's needs
- Great communication skills, able to explain complicated information simply
- Knowledge of the issues that affect parenting capacity and the impact of deprivation on child development
- Interest in/experience of Signs of Safety methodology
We have vacancies in the following teams:
Social Worker – Protection & Permanency
To work as part of the team providing quality statutory social work services to children in need and their families in accordance with legal duties & requirements and national guidance.
If you have any queries about this role, please contact Ruth Price, Team Manager on 01572 758308 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Worker – Through Care
To work as part of the team delivering services to Children Looked After and Care Leavers and to work as part of an integrated service delivering high quality services with families and carers.
If you have any queries about this role, please contact Souzette Mutombo, Team Manager on 01572 720914 or at email@example.com
For further information on the operational duties of each role, please have a read through the role profiles.
The successful applicants for these posts will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS and Social Work England registration are paid by us.
Please note: the successful candidates will have a full driving licence to enable them to travel across the county.
We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay. We reserve the right to close the vacancy when we find the right candidates.
Our offer to you:
Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are committed to empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be, to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families we work with. If you are passionate about social work, Rutland Council is the place you want to be. Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, engaged leadership team who welcome your ideas, dedicated time for CPD activity, opportunities to develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting your wellbeing.