Supervising Social Worker
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Chester, Cheshire, GB
4d ago

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities.

West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

Our Children's Social Care workforce is passionate and committed to improving outcomes for Children in our authority by providing a consistent, high quality service to families together with the support from excellent leadership and management.

  • It is an exciting time to join our authority. We are very proud that Ofsted have rated us as one of the top performing Children’s Services in the country;
  • receiving overall good in our 2015 inspection and retaining good in our recent inspection in 2019.

    Our recent inspection has acknowledged that our children benefit from a stable and resilient workforce, who have access to a comprehensive learning and development package, and who are supported to develop experience through an embedded grow our own’ approach to progression.

    We are approved as a Partner in Practice with the Department of Education and have won "Overall council of the Year" and "Best Innovation" awards in 2018.

    We are developing and embedding New Ways of Working with our multi-agency partners in order to ensure improved collaboration and one common approach to practice utilising Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Practice.

  • As a local authority, we have developed an inspirational social work offer to support and develop our valued workforce, including;
  • high quality progression and developmental opportunities; including aspiring and Practice Educator programmes.
  • work-life balance and competitive working rewards
  • high quality supervision
  • strong reflective practice framework
  • We have an opportunity for experienced, energetic and self-motivated Supervising Social workers who are passionate about meeting the needs of children within a family setting, to join our innovative team.

    We are presently looking to recruit a full time Supervising Social Worker and a part-time (18.5 hours) Supervising Social Worker on the Connected Peoples Fostering Team.

    As a Supervising Social Worker on the Connected Peoples Team, you will safeguard and promote the welfare of Cheshire West and Chester’s Children by delivering a high quality service, keeping Children’s wellbeing and safety at the heart of your approach.

    The Connected Peoples Team undertake detailed assessments and provide support to family and friends carers who are applying to look after children known to them including Special Guardians.

    The majority of the work is Court directed and you will be required to have a sound understanding of Court processes, care proceedings work and permanence options for children.

    As a Supervising Social Worker on the Connected Peoples Team you will be involved in undertaking assessments that are robust and completed in a timely manner which may entail out of county travel and overnight stays.

    The post requires a Social Work qualification, extensive knowledge of legislation underpinning delivery of social care including fostering regulations and standards.

    Salary grades are available as follows :

  • Grade 9 (Progressed completion of ASYE and further progression) SCP 27 31 : £30,507 - £33,799
  • Grade 10 (PQ Award / experienced) SCP 31-35 : £33,799 - £39,638
  • For an informal discussion please contact Julie Drohan on 012440 972264.

    Interviews for these positions are scheduled to take place around 7th November 2019 - date to be confirmed.

    Please note that this job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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