Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to practice social work. Are you an experienced and ambitious social worker who wants to join a forward thinking, innovative Council? In Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of.
A role in our Referral Assessment and Intervention Service is an opportunity to make a huge impact – both on Rutland, and on your own career. This is a vital position at the front door of our children’s services. You will be a practice role model for other social workers while holding some complex cases and ensuring children are safeguarded. It’s a chance to get closer to the things that really matter.
We want to hear from you if you have significant social work experience and strong knowledge of relevant legislation. You will assist in the development of the service to ensure we go from strength to strength, so innovation and leadership skills are key.
Why choose Rutland?
If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work closely with vulnerable children and their families, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work. We offer manageable caseloads, learning events, training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted.
To support you further, your SWE registration and DBS costs are covered by us. We can also provide financial relocation assistance, if you’re moving to join Rutland (subject to management approval).
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
What to do now… We’re always keen to hear from professional, committed and enthusiastic social work practitioners - if you’re interested in working with us, please apply online now, or contact Emma Sweeny, Head of Children’s Social Care, firstname.lastname@example.org / 01572 722577 if you’d like an informal discussion about our roles.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to Apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application. Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.