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|Service||Suffolk County Council|
|Hours per week||37|
|Salary||Annual salary from £29,636 to £32,875|
If you are looking to grow professionally and further your career in social work, we can offer supportive and pioneering practice where you can make a real difference while enjoying the benefits of living in Suffolk.
The responsibility of the Children and Young People’s Directorate (CYP) is to ensure the safety, well-being and learning of children and young people. To do so we need to “make every intervention count” to create impact and bring about sustainable change for children, young people and their families where need is identified. We are determined to continuously improve our services by working in partnership to ensure that our work is high quality and effective.
Model the ASPIRE values; Achieve, Support, Pride, Inspire, Respect and Empower. We are committed to working together, striving to improve and ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and families in Suffolk.
To act as a catalyst for change working directly alongside children, young people and their families.
Providing statutory Social Care services to “Children in Need”, children subject to Child Protection Plans, Children “Looked After” and consultancy across Early Help services – a potential broader/flexible role within teams as they progress into fully “multi-agency” teams.
Social Workers will provide for case responsible roles and statutory services to; children “in need”, children subject to “child protection plans” and children “looked after”. They may also provide consultancy or some direct input, (where deemed beneficial and acceptable to children and families); to other professionals and to children and families receiving Early Help services such as within a “Team around the Child/Family” approach.
You will be expected to undertake a combination of the activities listed below, this may vary over time in accordance with business need and at the discretion of the line manager.
Communicating and engaging with children, young people and their families, with colleagues and with communities.
Assessment, Planning and Review
Reporting and Accurate Recording
Information, Advice and Signposting
Multi-Agency and Partnership Working
Managing Risk and Safeguarding
To undertake other tasks allocated by manager or senior colleagues, in keeping with the responsibilities of the grade:
The practitioner will:
Achieve – we are the best we can be
Support – we work as one team
Pride – we take pride in and are proud of what we do
Inspire – we model the ASPIRE values
Respect – we give and earn respect
Empower – we empower, encourage and motivate people
Have you ever looked at an advert and thought I would like to apply for that job, but I cannot work those hours? Or I cannot fit that round other commitments?
At Suffolk County Council we are committed to flexible working. If you are the right person for the role we will, wherever possible, consider flexible working as part of our commitment to ‘agile hiring’
We list the hours and location for our jobs on the advert and job and person profile. Alongside, we also list the types of flexible working available for specific roles. These may include things like part-time working, job-share, term-time working, working a nine-day fortnight, working from home or other locations, and amended core hours.
Please note the types of flexible working specified may be applicable to the role, depending on the detail of what is asked for and other constraints at the time. All flexible working preferences will be considered, including those for any other types of flexible working than those already listed.
We also offer ‘flexible matching’ as a default. This means that, wherever possible, any existing flexible or part-time working arrangements will be honoured when people take up new roles with SCC.
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