Childrens Social Care - Senior Practitioner (Qualified) - Thornaby

Social Worker – Fieldwork Team

We are currently looking for candidates to join our Fieldwork Teams in Stockton’s Children’s Social Care.

Caseloads consist of Child in Need, Child Protection and Court cases. Candidates are expected to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience, with excellent skills and knowledge in the completion of Single Assessments, undertaking Safeguarding enquiries, experience in managing Child Protection cases, cases within both Private and Public Proceedings and knowledge of the Public Law Outline. Candidates are required to complete in-depth reports in both a timely and analytical manner.

In return, we are able to offer flexible working, incorporating condensed working hours (e.g. working 37 hours over 4 days rather than 5 days), a designated working area, free paid access to core mandatory training, free on-site office car parking, opportunities for home working in line with service need and paid mileage at 46.9p per mile. Additionally, we have a caseload management point system to indicate individual staff and team workloads as well as providing regular case supervision. To reduce demands on Social Work time, we also have designated admin provision including effective typing support and a contracted Resource provider to facilitate supervised contacts.

In addition to the condensed working arrangements detailed above, Stockton are also able to offer those individuals living outside of the North East region a maximum of 3 nights paid accommodation. Stockton will make full accommodation arrangements on behalf of those individuals where this applies.

For further information on this vacancy or to find out more about the team please contact (add manager’s names here) on (01642) 52xxxx / Email: xxxxxxx@stockton.gov.uk

CV’s will be reviewed within 24 hours and all shortlisted candidates will be contacted by telephone for a brief chat before being invited in to meet the team if successful.

Why work at Stockton

Please see the below testimonials on what is so good about working for Stockton Borough Council:

“I am currently in my second agency placement with Stockton and have now worked in 2 different teams/fields. I have enjoyed the time I have spent in Stockton where support from management and colleagues in the team has been excellent. I have been able to access some excellent training opportunities through the authority’s training programme and enjoyed the opportunity to develop my knowledge and skills. Stockton is a very good authority to work for.”

“Good systems.

Good Team.

Supportive and great Manager, who has sound thresholds and is extremely good at her job.”

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