This is a time of exciting change in Redcar and Cleveland and we are looking to recruit competent, professional and enthusiastic social workers, preferably with experience and a proven track record in Children and Families work.
This role provides an opportunity to be part of the delivery of a high quality service, improving the lives of children, young people and their families in Redcar and Cleveland. You will be responsible for providing a direct social work safeguarding and support service within our Children and Families Service.
With a focus on restorative social work practice, we provide our social workers with high quality training and excellent management support to encourage best practice and innovation to flourish. We are committed to giving social workers the time to work directly and in partnership with families to achieve positive change for children. We have a clear Workforce Development Strategy, which includes opportunities for a structured career pathway if you are interested in progression.
The successful candidate will have:
- a formal qualification in social work
- registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
- experience working within a children and families social work setting
- the ability to produce good quality assessments and robust plans
- working knowledge of relevant legislation
- strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
If you would like to have an informal discussion about these positions please contact either Mandy Byron, Team Manager, on 01642 444104 or Jo Levie, Service Manager, on 01642 771230.
Redcar & Cleveland Council have an attractive benefits package including:-
- Generous annual leave entitlement (minimum 28 days, increasing to 33 after 5 years’ service)
- Flexible working hours
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Family friendly benefits
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Staff discount scheme
- Discounted leisure facilities
- Discounted council car parking facilities
The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought.
This post is subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearances to ensure the Council is compliant with the Government’s requirements for Public Sector Network (PSN) Compliance. The criteria for a BPSS clearance includes applicants being required to satisfy the following the eligibility conditions of nationality/right to work and providing appropriate documentation to enable the Council to verify the identity of the applicant, their employment and/or academic history, and passing a criminal record (unspent convictions) check.
As per its Pay Policy Statement published under section 38, Localism Act 2011, in the absence of any exceptional circumstances which render it necessary in the best interests of the authority to do so, the Council will generally not re-engage any individual whom has previously been employed by the Council and left that employment with the benefit of a severance, early retirement or redundancy payment.