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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Social Worker - Children's Service Family Safeguarding

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
01/05/2020
Advert End Date:
31/07/2020 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House
Salary:
£31,371 - £38,813
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
103771

Job details 

Closing date:
31 Jul


Further information

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?

In 2017 Peterborough implemented The Strengthening Families, Protecting Children - Family Safeguarding approach which improves outcomes for vulnerable children and young people by involving multi-disciplinary teams in children’s social care. Family Safeguarding has resulted in significantly better outcomes for some of the most vulnerable and at risk children. Further information may be found on the Peterborough Social Care Website www.socialworkpeterborough.co.uk

Having achieved ‘Good’ in our 2018 Ofsted inspection we have firmly set our sights on ‘Outstanding’, and are looking for passionate and committed social workers to join us.

With the support of a multi-disciplinary team including adult mental health, drug and alcohol recovery and adult domestic abuse workers, the Safeguarding team manages complex caseloads of Children in Need, Children in need of Protection, Public Law Outline and care proceedings.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent skills in direct work with children and young people
• A commitment to robust and timely permanence planning
• A proven ability of promoting good health and educational achievement
• Excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive relationships as the key foundations to a successful future
• A degree in social care
• Current SWE registration

In return we can offer you:
• A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
• A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
• Excellent pension scheme
• Agile working
• Bespoke training and career progression opportunities
• Working as part of a supportive and compassionate team with a great
sense of community.

* salary grade subject to experience

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today by downloading the shortened application and returning it with your CV to socialcarejobs@peterborough.gov.uk. #welovesocialworkers

This is a rolling campaign and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

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