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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Social Worker - Childrens Services

Vacancy Id:
£26,470 - £38,052 per annum
Benefits & Grade:
Grade J-M. A 'Golden Hello' of up to £10,000 will be offered to applicants joining Stockton Borough Council as a new employee who can evidence substantive experience in Child Protection work.
Contract Details:
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Interview Date:
Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews will be held accordingly.
Job Description:
As a high performing Local Authority we are constantly improving our services for children, young people and their families within Stockton-on-Tees. As part of this improvement process we have recently appointed Deputy Team Managers to offer additional support to Team Managers and Social Workers. Due to these appointments we are seeking to recruit further highly motivated Social Workers to both our Assessment and Fieldwork Teams who will be committed to providing excellent outcomes for children and young people.

In our recent Ofsted Inspection we were judged as 'Good' the inspection identified positive feedback regarding our commitment to children, young people and their families and acknowledged that staff working in our service feel valued and supported and wished to remain within our Children's Social Care Service.

We offer a package of support to help with the demands of the day to day job including designated admin provision to reduce demands on Social Work time, a contracted resource provider to facilitate supervised contacts, workload management system, IT access to allow staff to work from home and secondment opportunities.

We offer a range of employee benefits including:

- Flexible working hours
- Free on-site office car parking at Stirling House
- Retention initiatives
- Payment of HCPC registration
- Additional annual leave purchase scheme
- Childcare voucher scheme to automatically save on tax and National Insurance
- Free Tees Active Leisure Card giving discounts on leisure activities
- Bus and train discounts
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Competitive salaries
- Local Government pension scheme
- £10,000 'Golden Hello' (subject to experience)
- 26 - 31 days holiday (depending on service), plus 8 public bank holidays
- Free physiotherapy and counselling support

This post is open to experienced Social Workers only, applicants must evidence the skills and ability to confidently assess and manage situations where there are Child Protection issues and high levels of need. In return we offer a supportive team environment; are committed to continuous professional development and offer regular supervision and an annual appraisal.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Maria Murrell, Service Manager on 01642 527463.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.
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