Social Worker (Single Assessment Team)

Halford House ( Halford Street Entrance)

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 29th May 2020

Salary: £27905 - £37849

Total salary package*: £51610

Job Reference: LCC00910


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About us

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.

We are looking for passionate and committed Level 2 and 3 Social Workers to join our Single Assessment team.

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

You will be required to undertake single assessments; Child protection enquires and initial court proceedings. 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 reponsible for efficient caseload management and work in accordance with the Division's child care policies and relevant child care legislation.   

What you need

As a qualified Social Worker, you will have a qualification in one of the following: Diploma in Social Work (DIPSW), Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), Certificate in Social Service (CSS), or equivalent professional qualification (must include appropriate Child Care Modules); and be registered with Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). 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.

Additional information

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 for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion please contact Brendan Seward, Service Manager of the Single Assessment Service on 07739 969617 or 0116 454 5902 or

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 balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent 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 and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


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

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