Walsall Council

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Walsall MBC Children’s Services is here to get it right for children. We are ambitious and are on a journey to create the best conditions for social work and family support, so that practitioners can make the biggest difference to children’s and families lives. To do this, we have adopted a restorative, relationship-based approach to our practice, and we strive to be a restorative, relationship-based organisation. We are undertaking a range of measures to drive forwards our practice, our services, and our support for staff. These include:

- Implementing the Family Safeguarding model, with support and investment from the Department for Education and the ‘Strengthening Families Protecting Children’ programme

- Moving to locality teams to establish stronger links with partners and areas

- Adopting a whole system ‘Walsall Right for Children (WR4C)’ transformation in children’s services to create stronger connections between agencies and services, so that children and families get the right help at the right time

- Partnering with the What Works Centre and Research in Practice to become an evidence-minded organisation

- Developing a range of measures to support staff wellbeing, such as Schwartz Rounds, Walsall MBC Mental Health First Aiders, and undertaking a Children’s Services Health Check and staff wellbeing programme based on the learning from this

As part of our ongoing commitment to make Walsall MBC Children’s Services an excellent employer, the council offers a range of employee benefits to suit each individual’s lifestyles. Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision. As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:

- A generous annual leave entitlement offering a minimum 27 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year

- Access to an award winning pension scheme

- Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working

- Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees to help them progress and gain new skills

- A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers – we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve

It’s a very exciting time to join Walsall MBC Children's Services. Come and meet us at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham on 16 March at Stand 13 for a chat: we have cake, and you might win a raffle of for a direct work toolkit.


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