233827 Enhanced Social Worker
Wakefield
£36,371.00 - £39,571.00 Grade 10, £40,578.00 - £43,570.00 Grade 11, 37 hours, Permanent
233827
37.00
4th Dec, 2022
Job description

We are seeking Social Workers to join our superb Integrated Front Door/Locality and Children in Care Teams. When you work with us, you'll literally be working with the leaders in the field.

 

We are Ofsted GOOD children’s services with OUTSTANDING leadership.

 

What will be expected from me?

 

You will play a central role in achieving positive outcomes for children and young people in Wakefield District. You will be working in small and supported teams led by engaging and supportive senior managers who are committed to making a difference to families within Wakefield.

 

What can I expect?

 

Excellent Salary grade range:

  • Social Worker

G9 (SCP 28-31) £32,798 -£35,336,

  • Enhanced Social Worker

G10 (SCP 32 – 35) £36,371 - £39,571,

G11(SCP 36 – 39) £40,578 - £43,570.

 

This is a Full-time post of 37 hours per week with Workplace Based/Flexible option available.

30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.

 

What I might be doing?

 

You will work with a restorative approach with families to assess and deliver interventions that mitigate risk

 

You will work to achieve permanency and outstanding outcomes for children and young people through relationship-based practice. 

 

Working with partners, you will identify what children and their families need to make lasting positive change; supporting children and families to improve their outcomes.

 

You will have an ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

 

Why Wakefield Council?

 

  • Opportunities to work across several locations;

  • City Limits (Localities) and Queens House (Children in Care) 5-10 minutes from Wakefield West Gate and Kirkgate Station close to City Centre.

  • Havertop Police station (MASH), Normanton Town Hall, Castleford and Airdale Offices close to M62 and local train stations.

  • Featherstone Town Hall and Cedars Business Centre close to M1 motorways and local train stations.

  • Free parking onsite.

  • You will have a manageable caseload.

  • Support and access to a high-quality training programme to progress your career to the next level.

  • Easily accessible fast track progression opportunities through social work grades.

  • We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we recognise that resilient Social Workers need a good work/life balance as well as supportive leadership and support in the workplace. Access to Wellbeing Coaching if required, Support for Carers, a Sense of Belonging.

  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

 

 

Essential requirements:

 

  • BA or MA in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or equivalent, recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work.

  • Registered with Social Work England.

  • Experience of working with children and families as a qualified Social Worker.

  • An ability to build strong relationships with children, their families, colleagues and partner agencies.

  • An ability to write high quality reports and assessments and analyse information effectively.

 

To view a video, highlighting some of the key quotes and parts of our recent Ofsted report, click here.

 

To view our Ofsted report, click here

 

For further information about any of the roles please contact

 

Integrated Front Door Tracey Yates [email protected]

 

Localities Sarah Howe [email protected]   

 

Jane Wood [email protected]

 

Angela Guirey [email protected]

 

Children In Care Julie Woodcock [email protected]  

 

Please indicate on your application form if you have a service area preference.



Full time and part time hours available

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