Social Worker - Assessment

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/11/2023 23:59
£32,076 - £44,428
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Job Category:
Social Work - Children Service
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Closing date:
26 Nov
Further Information

Things are happening and changing at pace here in Children’s Services in Stockton-on-Tees. There’s lots going on and we have come a long way. We’re seeking ambitious, hardworking and innovative people to join our team.

We are looking for social workers who enjoy a faster pace and time-limited case work. You will be responsible for the gathering and analysis of information so that an appropriate and informed response can be made to children in need of support and protection.

The team undertakes children and family single assessments, section 47 enquiries and covers all aspects of social work planning, up until the appropriate transfer point to one of our fieldwork social work teams.

Alongside the assessment process, children and families in Stockton-on-Tees have timely access to a range of other support services, including a considerable youth and families offer. Good admin support is available.

A market forces supplement of 15% salary (paid on a monthly basis) currently applies to this post (grade K – M). Market Forces supplements are subject to review.

This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to hold children at the centre of everything that we do and reinforce our commitment to embedding relationship -based practice.

We recognise that we will promote the best outcomes for children by focusing on relationships with and within families, and also with each other as a staff team and with our multi-agency partners.

We’re revising our workforce strategy to support this and investing in additional resources to create manageable workloads, with an emphasis on working together in a supportive team environment.

We are expanding our social work teams, introducing new team structures and expanding our help and support (early help) offer, making up an extensive offer to families across Children’s Services.

We’ll support you to flourish and be the best you can, delivering high-quality services and working closely with professionals from a range of agencies to improve the lived experience of children.

In addition to excellent career progression opportunities, with a clear and supported development path, we also offer agile working, with flexible and family friendly policies, that have a work/life balance at their core, plus lots, lots more…as you can see below.

It’s rewarding

• Competitive salary to match your expertise

• 27-32 days of annual leave (depending on length of service), plus an annual leave purchase scheme

• Excellent local government pension scheme

• Your SWE Registration paid for And we’ll support you

• Great tech to keep you connected

• Family friendly policies • Access to free health and wellbeing services

• Leisure discounts

• Bus and train discounts, cycle to work scheme

• Supportive management and leadership

• A wide range of learning and development opportunities

• . …And much much more!

This post has been identified as suitable for flexible working which enables the postholder to work a percentage of their working time away from the office.

We anticipate appointing qualified Social Workers who have already completed AYSE (Grades K-M) due to the skills mix required in the team.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Eleanor Hanna Eleanor.hanna@stockton.gov.uk, Toni Lawton toni.lawton@stockton.gov.uk.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is not a UKVI Sponsor therefore we are unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’. All communication will also appear in the ‘My Messages’ section of your North East Jobs account.

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This job is closed for applications.