Social Worker - Assessment

Reference: Dudley000005332

Contract type: Full Time

Location: Dudley

Salary: £27,630 to £37,475 per annum

Application Deadline:28 Apr 2020

Dudley is focussed, ambitious and creative

Dudley is an ambitious local authority and a great place to develop your career.

We recognise the importance of investing in our workforce and are committed to giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through our learning and development offer provided by our innovative and highly valued Centre for Professional Practice (www.dudleycpp.org.uk).

In Dudley we are passionate about the wellbeing of our children, young people and families. Our vision is that Dudley borough is a place where children and young people thrive. Where each child gets a good start in life, where families are supported to be independent, responsible and successful and where the most vulnerable children are protected.

We have developed a career pathway for all staff. Our successful programme supports not only newly qualified social workers but also invests in continuing professional development including through our membership of Research in Practice and our bespoke and enhanced training programme for all.

This offer is proving to be a progressive and exciting path for professionals that is swiftly seeing performance improvements and innovations that are making big differences to our children, young people and families.

Our transformed children’s services put children’s needs at the very heart of all that we do and we are looking for passionate, dedicated and determined individuals to join new teams and help us deliver better outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Our reshaped council and reshaped service offers a great opportunity for you to influence and develop as we accelerate the pace of change. We want the best people to travel with us and to reap the rewards along the way.

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 8 to Grade 10

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Duty & Assessment Service. If you have the skill, determination and commitment to improve outcomes for children and families, and the drive to continue the positive development within the service, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

You will be a part of our dynamic social work teams to deliver a high quality service to the children and their families of Dudley through case managing Child in Need, Child Protection and initial PLO planning.

You will have an opportunity to enhance and develop your skills as Dudley offers a wide range of training & development opportunities both in-house training and through other means such as Research in Practice.

You will have an assigned administrative co-ordinator and direct access to the Centre for Professional Practice team, with a dedicated Advance Practitioner aligned to support improvement across all of Duty & Assessment.

For an informal discussion please contact Wendi Grizzle Service Manager - Assessment and Duty at  wendi.grizzle@dudley.gov.uk 

For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to http://www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/

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