Social Worker - Assessment Team Children's Services
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Sand Martin House
£32,234 to £39,880
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Social Worker who is looking to work within the Assessment Service for Peterborough City Council, an authority judged good in their last Ofsted Inspection.
The post offers the chance to contribute to high quality service delivery, further develop strong partnership/cross service working and in collaboration with partnership agencies. We have excellent office facilities and have adapted a hybrid model of agile, flexible working, including both home and office working.
Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.
Join our children’s social care teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for yourself.
“Peterborough values me… it’s a compassionate organisation that genuinely values its workers”
“I feel safe in my practice, I feel safe to say I think I might have got this wrong”
“We can be really effective in the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for children – that makes it worth getting up in the morning”.
These are just some of the responses we had from our social workers when we asked them why they love working here. Does this sound like an environment where you could make a real difference? Join an experienced and dedicated team working to ensure the best interests are achieved for children and their families.
The successful candidate will have:
• A passion for supporting and safeguarding children
• A degree in social care with significant demonstrable post qualification experience and current SWE registration
? An expert understanding of the legislative and regulatory regime of multi-agency statutory children’s services and the designated specialist portfolio for the role, together with an understanding of the framework within which Local Authorities operate.
• Knowledge of how to recognise political context of social care
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• High motivation, energy and personal drive, resilient and demonstrating highly developed emotional intelligence and self-awareness
• Successfully working to a budget in a demanding public arena
In return we can offer you:
• A competitive salary plus generous retention payments
• A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
• State of the art working environment
• Excellent pension scheme
• Agile working
If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today #welovesocialworkers
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.