Social Worker (Protection and Permanency)
Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to work and practice social work. Rutland maybe the smallest Local Authority in the UK, but we have a big passion for delivering the very best for Rutland’s children and their families - and we can achieve this due to our small size.
At Rutland we pride ourselves on being a learning organisation, and we are seeking Social Workers who want to deliver good outcomes and truly support change for children and families. You’ll be part of a dynamic, forward thinking, close-knit team. And we really are close – the whole of Children’s Social Care is made up of 16 Children’s Social Workers, from the front door to the Care Leaving service, all based at the same location in Oakham.
Position: Social Worker - Protection and Permanency
Location: Rutland (commutable from Peterborough, Corby, Leicester and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Scale 6 – PO1, £24,799 to £34,788 per annum, plus market supplement up to £3,000
The closing date for applications is: 18 July 2019
Interviews will take place on: Thursday 01 August 2019
About the role:
If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, where you have the time and space to work with children, families and adults, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work. We offer very manageable caseloads (last year’s average was 12 – 15), learning events; training and “being connected to your manager” which allows you time to reflect on case work as well as 1-2-1 supervision to focus just on you and your development.
To support you further your HCPC registration and DBS costs are covered by us.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation / correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Case Worker, Social Worker, Charity, Charities, Support Worker, Third Sector, Volunteers, Coaching, Mentoring, Community Development, Engagement, etc.