Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Swinton, M27 5AW
Level 1 (3B), up to £30,451 per annum full time salary
Level 2 (3C), up to £32,910 per annum full time salary
Level 3 (4A), up to £36,922 per annum full time salary
Up to 36 hours, flexible working
Now is a very exciting time to join Children’s Services in Salford. We want children growing up in Salford to see and say that their city, community, and services are great, and this was recognised in our last Ofsted report which rates our overall services as ‘good’.
We are seeking to appoint qualified social workers across our Children’s Services teams, with relative experience for the post. We are looking for individuals who are able to display and promote positive practice whilst demonstrating enthusiasm and passion for protecting children and young people across the city.
We offer a supportive and nurturing environment which enables individuals to grow as autonomous practitioners. We have adapted our ways of working through the use of technology and provide a blended approach to working with access to a range of office spaces across the city as well a home working.
Main Duties include
• You will work directly with children and their carers using a range of knowledge, skills and interventions as required, in accordance with statutory responsibilities to secure positive outcomes for children.
• You will build effective relationships with children, young people and their families enabling full participation in assessment, planning, review and decision making.
• You will effectively manage a caseload, with varying degrees of complexity dependent upon skills and length of experience, with appropriate supervision, guidance and support.
• You will work in accordance with national and local policies and procedures, and use the law, regulatory and statutory guidance to inform practice decisions.
• You will prepare and produce a variety of high quality professional written documentation to required quality standards on behalf of the City Council.
• You will work with partner agencies and represent the Council at a range of meetings, proceedings and reviews as required. You will secure access to services, negotiating and challenging other professionals and organisations to provide the help required.
• You will provide support based on best evidence, which is tailored to meet individual child and family needs, and which addresses relevant and significant risks.
This role is crucial in supporting our journey to the implementation of the Family partnership model of practice, and to continue to improve the outcomes for children and families in Salford. You will need to be passionate about working with children and young people, have a practice base with strengths in relational and systemic practice, and knowledge of the signs of safety risk assessment model approach.
Social Worker role profile.docx
Why work for Team Salford.pdf
We are happy to answer further questions about our roles, please email us at WFD@salford.gov.uk
if you would like to arrange an informal chat with a team member.
We aim to respond quickly to applications and hold regular interviews to ensure you have the best possible recruitment experience.
We are a Covid-safe organisation and you will have an individual risk assessment when you join the organisation to ensure we effectively support your health and wellbeing throughout your employment.
Continuous service commitment
New employees can now keep their service related benefits when moving between a whole host of public sector organisations within Greater Manchester, which include: Councils, NHS, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue, Transport for Greater Manchester, as well as many others.
The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a fully enhanced DBS check.
Where you have lived or worked abroad for 12 months or more, continuously or in total over the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants
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Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to developing a culture which respects individuals, appreciates difference and allows everyone regardless of background to reach their full potential. Read more on our diversity and inclusion page.