Team: South Locality - Court and Permanence Team.
Job Family: Supporting - Level 1 - CBG 9/Level 2 - CBG10
Salary: Level 1 - £27,347 - £29,897 - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum / Level 2 - £30,744 - £32,220 - Plus MRS £5,150 & Enhanced MRS £3,850 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Shefford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 12th December 2019
Interview Date: 16th December 2019
More about the role:
The Court Teams are responsible for undertaking all assessments and progressing care plans once care proceedings are issued. The work will involve adhering to court timescales and providing well written reports for court. Understanding a child's permanence and striving towards achieving this for the child is a primary focus.
This is an exciting opportunity for you as a Social Worker to develop. You will have at least one years PQ experience and a good understanding of how to apply different social work theories and models, which support ideas and the delivery of imaginative ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for children and young people. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies, represent the Local Authority in a variety of forums and present high-quality reports.
Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer the opportunity for qualified Social Workers within our Children Service’s department. In Central Bedfordshire we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive Court and Permanence team and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.
Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council has recently been awarded ‘employer of the year’ alongside a ‘Good’ OFSTED inspection.
The Court and Permanence Team is a friendly and supportive team comprising of newly qualified and experienced social workers. We are a dedicated team who strive to achieve the very best outcomes that we can for our Looked after Children. We are proud of our achievements in securing permanence for Looked after Children and the difference that we make to their lives. As part of our work, we embrace Motivational Interviewing and Systemic Models of Social Work practice which we continue to develop and embed.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sarah Malivoire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 5190.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at email@example.com or call 0300 300 8000.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx