Full Time / 37 Hours Per Week / Permanent
Part time hours also considered
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. Recently rated as GOOD by Ofsted, with impressive strengths highlighted in direct work, participation and care leaving services, we are committed to working in partnership with children, families and young adults and developing excellent social work practice.
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 and you will play a key role in improving the life for families and children in Leicester.
We use Signs of Safety as a model of intervention to support sound social work practice and our work is underpinned by the principles of trauma informed practice and the Lundy model of Participation. As an authority we are committed to addressing racial injustice both for the families we work with and across the workforce.
Ofsted recognised that our social workers are well supported by their managers, with good quality in-depth supervision and manageable case loads. We prioritise support, learning, development and wellbeing across our workforce with strengths in practice regularly recognised. We also offer agile and flexible working that supports a healthy work life balance.
We are committed to supporting your continual professional development and have a comprehensive training and development programme whatever the stage of your career.
We currently have a small number of vacancies in the following teams
These are full-time positions with core working hours of 8.30am till 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am till 4.30pm on Friday. We also welcome applications from those looking for part time hours.
What you’ll be doing
As a Social Worker, you’ll be required to undertake statutory social work in partnership with families, other agencies and colleagues across the council. You’ll 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’ll have a qualification in one of the following: Degree or Masters 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’ll also have experience of working with vulnerable children with complex needs. You’ll have an ability to manage a caseload and make sound decisions as well as have knowledge of relevant legislation and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practice setting.
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.
We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Karen Dawson on 0116 454 5901 or e-mail Karen.Dawson@leicester.gov.uk
or for the Fostering Supervision and Support post please contact Georgina Oreffo on 0116 454 4506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is on-going recruitment process so you’ll be contacted with regards to interview dates when you’re application has been processed.