Social Workers - Children Service
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£27,741 - £38,890 per annum
Social Care - Children Service
Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street,Redcar TS10 1SP
WE WANT THE BEST FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF REDCAR & CLEVELAND…….
WE WANT THE BEST SOCIAL WORKERS TO JOIN US
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 may be small but we have a big heart…..
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 – in the borough and in the workforce. We lead and deliver our services to the community with integrity, respect, kindness and compassion as our core values. You will receive high support alongside high challenge – we need to be open to doing things differently we want to be the best!
It may take a little longer to get here but once you are with us you’ll stay…….
This is a really exciting time to join Redcar & Cleveland as a social worker. We have a strengths-based practice model implemented across the whole of our children’s services – commended for our preparation and support to the workforce to embed in practice.
Our Assistant Director was our consultant and trainer for Signs of Safety supporting the senior leadership team to model the key principles, supporting practitioners to use the model confidently in the different aspects of practice. We are embarking on our implementation of No Wrong Door model to support young people on the edge of coming into our care.
You'll manage a complex, varied caseload, as well as acting as a mentor to less experienced team members - providing them with coaching and guidance so that they can develop their skills to support families to build resilience and facilitate positive change.
We are a team that works together to do a really difficult job with a shared passion to do the right thing and make a difference.
We care about the children and young people in R&C and we care about our social workers…..
We are developing a Social Work Academy model to provide intensive support to new social workers to the authority, consolidating their learning throughout the first year and beyond but will also provide support to experienced workers.
We have a very well established Assessed and Supported Year in Employment for any newly qualified social workers joining us with key mandatory training, protected development time and external mentors provided.
We are developing our career progression pathway for experienced workers beyond the traditional management route with access to high quality training opportunities in practice areas such as contextual safeguarding, domestic abuse, work with adolescents, practice development and neurodiversity.
We are working towards capped caseloads and increasing capacity in teams to facilitate this alongside reviewing practice and processes.
We also offer:
• Very competitive pay rates
• Access to Council wide health and well-being benefits
• IT equipment to support agile/remote working
• Access to management support and oversight whilst working remotely
• Supportive team working
• Flexible working arrangements
• Access to high quality learning and development opportunities
• Reduced cost office parking
• Generous relocation package
There’s never been a better time to join the Redcar & Cleveland family………
For informal discussions on posts available from the Front Door teams through to locality teams, children with disability team and Children in our care teams please contact : Mandy Byron on 01642 444104
Testimonials from our social workers:
“I feel extremely lucky to work for Redcar and Cleveland; they have a great ASYE programme and are very protective of their staff as they offer an excellent level of support and training opportunities.”
“Although it has been a challenging year overcoming and adapting the way we work, the authority has remained nurturing and ensured that we were all given sufficient protective equipment to allow us to continue to undertake our workplace responsibilities in the safest manner. Across every level, staff have become creative in practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children across our locality. I am proud of our services, workforce, local provisions and feel privileged to work for Redcar & Cleveland.”
“I work in an environment that can often be challenging but one which is also encouraging and respectful too. The diverse ideas and styles of all of the people I work with bring something new to my role every day, making each day a new experience with something to learn.”
“I have worked in a couple of other local authorities and I really like Redcar & Cleveland. We have extremely supportive management; it’s a safe place to work, with manageable caseloads in line with your experience and knowledge.”
“I have been provided with lots of training opportunities for my career development. I have felt valued. It’s a great place to work – and live!”
“I have worked in Redcar & Cleveland as a social worker for 2 years. I felt very supported through my Assessed and Supported Year in Employment. I work in a great team and there is a really strong team ethic here.”
“I applied to work in Redcar & Cleveland because of their ASYE – I had heard how supported you are as a new worker and beyond.”