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Social Worker - Looked After Children's Team

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
12/10/2018
Advert End Date:
26/10/2018 12:00
Salary:
£26,470 - £32,233 per annum
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
180284
Employment Location:
Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street. Redcar TS10 1SP

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Oct


Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

We have many reasons to be proud of our existing services for children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland.
We have a passionate workforce who are committed to supporting children and young people to feel safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn and achieve. We respect everyone as equally valued members of our community by listening to their views and using their opinions to help shape our services.

Are you the right person to help us to develop a brighter future for our children?

If you share the ethos of Redcar and Cleveland’s Children and Families Directorate, this could be the opportunity you are looking for.


We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a social worker to join our Looked After Children’s team. In Redcar and Cleveland we provide a dedicated social work services for looked after children and this helps us to build supportive and caring relationships in order to help them achieve stable and fulfilling childhoods.

If you are passionate about championing the needs of looked after children throughout their journey in care and, want to make a real difference in children’s lives, then we would like to hear from you.

This role provides an opportunity to be part of the delivery of a high quality service, improving the lives of children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland and placing children and young people at the heart of everything we do. As a qualified social worker, you will be responsible for providing a direct social work safeguarding and support service within our Children and Families Service.

With a focus on restorative social work practice, we provide our social workers with excellent management support and supervision to encourage best practice and innovation to flourish. We are committed to giving social workers the time to work directly and in partnership with families to achieve positive change for children.

We care about our staff, recognise the importance of training and development and support our social workers to reach their full potential. We have a clear Workforce Development Strategy, with opportunities for professional development and career progression.

The successful candidate will have:

- a formal qualification in social work
- registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- experience of working within a children and families social work setting
- the ability to produce good quality assessments and robust plans
- working knowledge of relevant legislation
- strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

The council is an accredited Investors in People employer at gold level and holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

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