Suffolk County Council - Ipswich, IP1 2BX
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£30,151 - £36,298 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
37 hours per week
We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Permanent Support Team as a Social Worker, working from Endeavour House, Ipswich.
Are you empowered by being able to see and feel positive change? We are looking for people like you, who share the same care, support, and dedication as we do.
Here in Suffolk, we are proud to have created an environment where social workers can achieve the outcomes, they came into the profession to do.
We were recognised as one of leading social work authorities in the UK, whose children’s services are rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, "Services for children are of an exceptionally high standard. They are child-focused and make a positive difference to children's lives." (Ofsted, 2019). We have a well embedded practice framework to enable meaningful family focused help. ‘Signs of Safety’ enables us to do this respectfully and in collaboration with all the families, colleagues, and organisations we are working with.
Your role within the team will be:
undertaking post order assessment of therapeutic needs adoption of sgo
monitoring and reviewing therapeutic support for families
implementing support plans for families
case management and commissions of specialist services
collaborative working with other agencies and teams across CYPS
working with families who parent children who are living with developmental trauma needs.
You will need a relevant social work qualification and Social Work England registration is essential.
You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application
As a team we:
provide a county wider service to meet the needs of children.
work directly with children that have been adopted, under a special guardianship order, permeant fostering and link care. This role also works closely with the stage 2 adoption assessment team as they link and match children for adoption.
are a busy, friendly and highly supportive team with lots of creativity and passion in the work we do to support children and families.
We will offer you:
a supportive and pioneering practice where you can make a real difference while enjoying the benefits of living in Suffolk.
the opportunity to grow professionally and further your career in social work through supportive career pathways if you wish to progress and develop in front line practice as well as specific interests.
a retention payment of up to £4,000 for Social Workers within CYP along with an additional 3 days annual leave (pro rata for part time).
all new social workers moving to Suffolk have access to a relocation package of up to £8,000 and a car leasing scheme and a welcome loan of £2,000.
Travelling requirements for your role
This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.
This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base. Please contact the recruiting manager if you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements. #LI-Hybrid
For more information
For an informal discussion, please contact Cathy Biedul (She/Her) by calling (01473) 2658156.
Please read the Job and Person Profile (JPP), before applying for this job opportunity. In your application, please ensure your statement indicates how you meet each of the criteria in the ‘Person Profile’ section of the JPP.
Closing date: 11.30pm, 6 December 2022.
Promoted as FJ (Featured Job) on Suffolk Jobs Direct.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.
We offer a fantastic, inclusive working environment including diverse and active staff networks, great flexible working options and many benefits, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Suffolk residents.
Performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
The opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation, with career opportunities across our services
A supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
Up to 28 days annual leave entitlement, plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
An occupational sick pay scheme
Learning and development opportunities, including a range of work-based apprenticeships
Flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
A range of staff networks centred around equality groups
If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit our Working for Suffolk County Council pages (www.Suffolk.gov.uk/careers).