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Social Work Assistants

Rutland County Council
£26,999 - £28,785
Rutland - Oakham
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
37 OR 18.5 hours per week. Full time - 37 hours / Part time - 18.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/11/2019 at 23:59 PM
Rutland County Council

Social Work Assistants x 2

Children’s Social Care

Permanent, 37 hours / 18.5 hours per week

Scale SO1, Salary £26,999 - £28,785


Closing date: 12 November 2019                                        Interview date: w.c. 18 November 2019


Rutland Children's Social Care is a great place to work. Are you passionate about promoting the welfare of children and their families? Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, innovative Council? In Rutland, we’re committed and responsive in a way that many other authorities can only dream of.

A role in one of our Social Care teams is an opportunity to make a huge impact – both on Rutland, and on your own career. It’s a chance to get closer to the things that really matter.

What we’re looking for……..

We want to hear from dedicated, motivated people who want to develop their career with us. You will have extensive experience of working with children and families in the community, along with demonstrable understanding of child development and the dynamics of family relationships and attachments.

You will be able to observe and assess the behaviour and interactions of children and their families, assessing risk and feeding concerns to qualified staff as appropriate, working as an effective part of the team. You’re a clear communicator, with the ability to explain complicated information simply, and highly skilled in persuading, empowering and motivating families.

If you’re looking for an opportunity that enables you to work closely with vulnerable children and their families, where your skills and experience can make a significant difference, and where there really is a work life balance, our Social Work Assistant posts could be for you. We offer manageable caseloads, learning events, training, and regular reflective supervision to focus on you. We encourage continually improving practice to ensure children’s interests are always protected and promoted.

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… To learn more and to apply online, please use the links. For an informal discussion about this role please contact Simon Barnett, Team Manager on 01572 758417 or email: sbarnett@rutland.gov.uk.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will be sent out via email. If you need support around the application process or documents in an alternative format, please contact HR on 01572 758291, recruitment@rutland.gov.uk

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.

Further information on this vacancy

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