Job details

Social Worker

Location: Halford House Halford Street Entrance

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £27905 - £37849

Total salary package*: £51610

Job reference: 1798

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 9th August 2020

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About the job

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 experienced and qualified Level 2 and Level 3 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 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.

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 will need

As a qualified 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 substantial 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.

This is an open advert, so as soon as we receive your application, we will review it and get in touch as soon as possible.

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

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* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

Halford House Halford Street Entrance

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Halford House
91 Charles Street

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