Stockton-on-Tees is a high performing and forward thinking Local Authority.
A vacancy has arisen in the Complex Needs team which provides social work support to children with disabilities and their families.
We are looking for an experienced social worker to join the team who has a high level of commitment to working in partnership with service users, colleagues in other agencies in the provision and development of a quality service and who is able to promote the social model of disability.
You will be able to demonstrate competent assessment skills and the ability to devise and implement innovative service packages of support.
A working knowledge of the Children Act 1989 & 2004, Child Protection procedures and child development is essential.
Experience of working in the field of disability is desirable but not essential.
We offer a package of support to help with the demands of the day to day job which includes practical support as well as employee benefits;
- IT access to allow staff to work from home
- Flexible working hours
- Free on-site car parking at Stirling House where the successful applicant will be based
- 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
We also offer a supportive team environment, continuous professional development and regular supervision and annual appraisal.
The Complex Needs team works with other agencies to support the completion of Education, Health and Care Plans as well as developing transition support plans for young people moving into adult services.
Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.
For a further informal discussion, please contact Patti Sanderson, Team Manager, on 01642 524540.
The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council ensures that all customers, both internal and external receive a consistently high quality level of service.