Westwood Park Drive
Salary: Grade 9, £32,029 - £36,876 per annum.
37 hours per week
We have recently been awarded Council of the Year and are currently
seeking a number of brilliant and enthusiastic Social Workers to join our
Duty and Assessment Team.
This is a really exciting time in Wigan, as we start to
implement the Signs of Safety approach as our practice model.
You will work with children and families in need of support,
help and protection. You will help to ensure that all our statutory duties are
fully met, involving children and families in decisions that are made about
them and ensuring that families understand what is working well and what needs
to happen to make positive change.
You will develop clear and detailed assessments with
families in line with the Signs of Safety Model and create plans for children
which explain exactly what needs to happen by when. You will use your skills to
make sure that children’s lived experiences shine through your assessments and
plans, recording your work on our liquid logic system and keeping this up to
You will fully participate in reflective supervision, case
management and learning circles. You will also support other members of your
team and prepare written reports to a high standard.
You will be an excellent communicator and a strong team
player with the ability to work in a person-centred way, allowing you to be
efficient in time management, report writing, completing assessments and
providing both written and verbal evidence in care proceedings.
You will have a key focus on supporting individuals to
develop their resilience and improve outcomes. You will be HCPC registered and
have a sound knowledge of the legislative and statutory framework which
underpins our work.
We are a dynamic council with a
clear focus on social work practice. We are innovative and forward thinking in
our approach to services for children and are continually reviewing and
learning from the services we provide, making sure that best practice is at the
forefront of our work.
Recent developments include our ATOM service, edging away
from care services and our new reunification team which includes budget holding
social workers. This reflects our ambition and drive.
We want to continue to develop through strengthening our
workforce and investing in them to deliver great services for children; you are
our greatest asset and we will provide you with the opportunity to develop and
grow with opportunities to work in other teams within the service.
If you want to speak to us before applying please call Gemma Swift, Team Manager on 01942 828451..
We will be holding a meet and greet on 24th April between 4pm and 6pm at Wigan Life Centre South, please come along for a chat and we can share some
of our ideas and provide an insight into what its like to work here.
To view the details relating to this position, please click the links below:
Job Description and Person Specification
DBS Applicant Information
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Interview date: week commencing Monday 6 May 2019
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