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Children's Social Worker

Location: Halford House Halford Street Entrance

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £25481 - £38890

Job reference: 2467

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 7th March 2021

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About the role

This is an exciting time to join Leicester City Council and to be part of our ever-improving service ensuring children are at the heart of our work and to practice great Social Work. To help deliver our vision we are looking for Social Workers who are enthusiastic, passionate and have a strong track record of working with children, young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes. Join one of our Children's Social Care teams from Children in need to Single assessment team and you will play a key role in improving the life for families and children in Leicester.

With supportive and visible management team as well as manageable caseloads, you will be offered regular reflective supervision. We also offer agile and flexible working that supports a healthy work life balance.

We use Signs of Safety as a model of intervention to support sound Social Work practice. In terms of developing practice and learning, you will have the opportunity to participate in group supervision and mapping sessions on casework.

As part of our commitment to ensuring you achieve your full professional capabilities, you will benefit from furthering your skills and knowledge. At Leicester City Council we are committed to supporting your continual professional development and do this in a variety of ways. You can find out more about our Learning and Development offer from ASYE to management posts in the attachment below.

Your role

As a Social Worker, you will be required to undertake statutory Social Work in partnership with families, other agencies and colleagues across the council. Using a variety of social work skills and methods, you will be working with children and families to offer short-term interventions to resolve their circumstances with our support. You will responsible for efficient caseload management and work in accordance with the Division's child care policies and relevant child care legislation

What you'll need

As a Social Worker, you will have a qualification in one of the following: Degree in Social Work, Masters Degree in Social Work, Post Graduate Diploma or Diploma in Social Work and be registered with Social Work England. With experience of front-line Social Worker practice, you will also have experience of working with vulnerable children with complex needs. You will have an ability to manage a caseload and make sound Social Worker decisions as well as have knowledge of relevant legislation and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practice setting.

To apply

If you share our vision of improving the lives of children and families and enjoy a dynamic environment to work in, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach a CV please ensure this is tailored to the job requirements which will give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Karen Dawson on 0116 454 5901 or e-mail

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

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