Protection and Permanency
Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)
Scale 6 – PO1, Salary £24,799 - £34,788 plus market supplement up to £3,000
Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to work and practice social work. Rutland maybe the smallest Local Authority in the UK, but we have a big passion for delivering the very best for Rutland’s children and their families - and we can achieve this due to our small size.
At Rutland we pride ourselves on being a learning organisation, and we are seeking Social Workers who want to deliver good outcomes and truly support change for children and families. You’ll be part of a dynamic, forward thinking, close-knit team. And we really are close – the whole of Children’s Social Care is made up of 16 Children’s Social Workers, from the front door to the Care Leaving service, all based at the same location in Oakham.
If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work more closely with those needing your support, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, where you have the time and space to work with children, families and adults, and where there really is a work life balance, then this is the place to work. We offer very manageable caseloads (last year’s average was 12 – 15), learning events; training and “being connected to your manager” which allows you time to reflect on case work as well as 1-2-1 supervision to focus just on you and your development.
To support you further your HCPC registration and DBS costs are covered by us.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
What to do now… Please visit www.rutland.gov.uk for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Simon Barnett, Team Manager on 01572 758417 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 18 July 2019 and interviews will take place on Thursday 01 August 2019 - please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: email@example.com or call 01527 758291.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
How to apply
We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application.
Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.