Social Worker Level 2, Assessment Team
Social Worker Level 2, Assessment Team,
GBP30,785 - GBP32,486 per annum (Scale J)
37 hours per week
We are looking for Social Workers with a passion for excellence to join our Assessment Teams in Great Yarmouth. You will join one of our two teams each consisting of a Team Manager, Practice Consultant and five Social Workers. You will have monthly systemic supervision with a manager as well as access to clinical supervision from CAMHS.
The Assessment Team takes initial referrals from our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at Tiers 3 and 4 of the Norfolk Threshold Guide. Work is carried out in partnership with families and professionals under s17 and s47 Children Act 1989. Social Work Assessments are completed within statutory guidelines. Following the assessment, cases are directed to the most appropriate resources to continue supporting families. Typically our routes are: Family Intervention Teams for ongoing statutory intervention, Norfolk Early Help Family Focus for targeted support, and signposting to Early Help Hub and wider universal support.
We value our social workers and offer competitive salary packages which are among the best in the region GBP30,785 - GBP32,486. We have also improved our structure to create small social work teams and a caseload policy to enable social workers to put 'Children First' and provide excellent care for every Norfolk child.
You will have our full support and access to excellent professional development opportunities at the University of East Anglia as part of our teaching Partnership through Norfolk Social Care Academy. We will give you the support, training and services you require to deliver positive change to children and families and deliver lasting improvements to our services.
Norfolk County Council offer a range of benefits to employees including:
- One of the best performing Local Government Pension Schemes
- Access to a car loan scheme at reduced interest rates.
- Relocation package, up to a maximum total of GBP8000
- 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays) rising with retention.
- Norfolk Rewards Scheme (a nationally recognised employees benefits and discount scheme)
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As a large county Norfolk has 6 localities delivering services to children and families. Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland, South Norfolk, North Norfolk and Broadland, Gt Yarmouth and Norwich. Each locality in the area has a dedicated Head of Social Work based locally and is co-located with a strong early help service.
Great Yarmouth is a lively coastal town in Norfolk which boasts stunning beaches, beautiful countryside, the Norfolk Broads and an enormous range of tourist attractions. With the fabulous Gorleston on Sea just next door there is something for everyone. There are excellent bus, road and rail links to Norwich only 30 minutes away. Children's Services office is central with stunning views of the river and easy access to shopping.
To join our social work team it is essential that you have a Diploma/Degree in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent, and full HCPC registration. You will need to have a minimum of 1 years post qualifying social work experience which includes the successful completion of your Assisted and Supported Year in Employment and the ability to travel. If you feel that you have excellent practice, the experience and enthusiasm to promote best practice within a busy team, then we are keen to hear from you.
For an informal discussion regarding this vacancy please contact John Robinson, Team Manager on or Leana Ebanks, Team Manager on .
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Please note that when providing a CV you should include a supporting statement and your CV should include personal details such as contact details and address, NI number, full employment history with reason for any breaks in employment, any criminal convictions and 2 x referees.
Please quote job reference: G208 CHHE
Closing date: 1 October 2017