Social Worker - Children in Care

Reference: Dudley000005330

Contract type: Full Time

Location: Dudley

Salary: £27,630 to £37,475 per annum

Application Deadline:28 Apr 2020

Dudley is focused, 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 ( Where you will be trained in Restorative Practice the basis of how we work with children and families in Dudley. 

Hours:  37 per week

Salary:  Grade 8 to Grade 10

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. In our recent inspection Ofsted stated that the experiences and progress of children in care and care leavers was “Good”.

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.

We require social workers with 1yrs post qualifying only .

Dudley Council has the highest ambitions for our children and young people. Our vision is to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful and to ensure we provide the highest levels of public protection for our most vulnerable children. Our workforce is key to making this happen. 

Working for Dudley you will receive:

- Manageable cases loads
- A comprehensive learning and development package
- High quality professional supervision
- Supportive and collaborative team working
- Excellent progression opportunities
- A significantly streamlined IT system allowing more time away from admin an more time to work with children and their families

We have a number of vacancies within

- Children In Care

For more information regarding Children in Care please contact Gayle Barry on 01384 813843.

For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to

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