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Cornwall Council Jobs 2023 – Social Worker

  • Full Time
  • Truro

Website Cornwall Council

Social Work in Cornwall

Make a difference – Children’s Social Work in Cornwall

‘Cornwall’s ambitious, outward-facing senior leadership team promotes a strong culture of learning and development. It has made excellent use of learning from research, best practice and peer reviews.’

‘Social workers have a very good understanding of the children they work with; they visit them regularly and ensure that their needs are holistically well considered’

‘Staff development is delivered through an effective and well-targeted workforce development framework. Staff morale is high.’

OFSTED 2019 – OUTSTANDING GRADING

Two positions available – 1x 37 hours Permanent and 1 x 37 hours Fixed Term to cover maternity leave for 10 months.

Social workers make a real difference to the lives of children in Cornwall. We believe that the children of Cornwall deserve the very best. We put their needs at the heart of everything we do and we are looking for people who share our determination to improve their lives and make a brighter future. If you believe in humane, relationship-based social work with children and families we offer the opportunity to develop your social work career in an innovative and ambitious children’s service in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The post holder will be located within the Family Placement Service, serving the whole County. This role is based within the Kinship Team; responsible for assessing, supervising and supporting kinship carers who are looking after children in care (connected person carers) and privately fostered children. The kinship team carry out special guardianship assessments which also provide another option of permanency for children.

You will be experienced in multi agency working and has confident undertaking direct work with families and being able to professionally challenge colleagues. You will need to have experience providing evidence in high pressured situations and will confident to present within the Fostering and Permanence Panel and in Court.

You must be qualified with a social work degree, social work qualification (Dip.SW, CCSW, CSS) or equivalent, and will need to be Social Work England registered.

What we can offer you

In recognition of the vital contribution you make, we offer an attractive package of benefits including:

  • An individualised induction to meet your specific needs and learning
  • A generous relocation package
  • Welcome bonus of £4000 for qualified Social Workers who are new to social work in Cornwall and have completed their ASYE
  • An excellent core curriculum to support your ongoing development with a high quality programme of evidence-based learning and development to enhance skills and practice.
  • An outstanding career and qualification pathway, recognised by Ofsted as a foundation of Cornwall’s good practice, which will support your progression.
  • Support from our dedicated Practice Educators throughout your progression pathway
  • Regular, high quality case and reflective supervision
  • Supportive management and leadership
  • Support to access temporary accommodation if moving from outside of Cornwall
  • Access to a Cornwall Council lease car
  • 24 days paid annual leave per year (rising with length of service), plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities, including part-time hours and homeworking
  • A license to access Community Care Inform and Research in Practice.
  • Payment of your Social Work England registration fees.
  • Sponsorship for eligible overseas social work applicants
  • A competitive starting salary and the opportunity to increase your pay further as you progress

Cornwall Council has recently completed a review of how we pay and reward our staff and these changes take effect from 1 October 2023 (unless otherwise stated). For more information please visit Pay and Grading Review (Green Book Roles) – Cornwall Council

This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check. Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

We are open to discussion about flexible working.

More information about our social work careers is available here.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall. In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

To apply …

Please view the Role Profile for the level of role you are applying for, as follows:

Role Profile – Grade 3 Social Worker

Role Profile – Grade 4 Social Worker

Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.

Please be advised that for this role we are accepting uploaded supporting statements and/or CVs to support your online application.

This position will close at midnight on the closing date.



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