Team: Court and Permanence Team - North
Job Family: Supporting - Level 1 - CBG9 / Level 2 -CBG10
Salary: Level 1 - £28,099 - £30,719 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum
Level 2 - £31,589 - £33,106 per annum - Plus MRS £5,100 per annum & Enhanced MRS £3,850 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 15th October 2021
Interview Date: 21st October 2021
More about the role:
Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer an opportunity for a Social Worker role within our Court and Permanency Team. 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 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 was been awarded social work ‘employer of the year’ alongside having been graded a ‘Good’ at our last OFSTED inspection.
This is an exciting opportunity for any social worker to develop their social work career and experience the front end of helping families and safeguarding. The role will provide opportunities to develop court skills alongside working with children for who we are the corporate parent. We aim to work closely with families developing our use of MI and implementing systemic practise. The Court and Permanence Service also provides workers the opportunity to build up a repertoire in carrying out direct work with children and young people. We work with children from 0-16 and we work with the network around children, both professional and personal, to ensure they are safe and can achieve their potential.
You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative and ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. As a social worker within the Court and Permanency team you will hold a varied case load of families in proceedings and children who are subject to care orders, either in short or long term placements.
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’.
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
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