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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2020.

Family Safeguarding Team Social Worker

Job Reference: L87-A-20-0341

Peterborough City Council
£31,371 - £38,813

Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.

Join our children’s social care teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for yourself.

“Peterborough values me… it’s a compassionate organisation that genuinely values its workers”

“I feel safe in my practice, I feel safe to say I think I might have got this wrong”

“We can be really effective in the work that we do and the outcomes we achieve for children – that makes it worth getting up in the morning”.

These are just some of the responses we had from our social workers when we asked them why they love working here. Does this sound like an environment where you could make a real difference?

In 2017 Peterborough implemented The Strengthening Families, Protecting Children – Family Safeguarding approach which improves outcomes for vulnerable children and young people by involving multi-disciplinary teams in children’s social care. Family Safeguarding has resulted in significantly better outcomes for some of the most vulnerable and at risk children. Further information may be found on the Peterborough Social Care Website

Having achieved ‘Good’ in our 2018 Ofsted inspection we have firmly set our sights on ‘Outstanding’, and are looking for passionate and committed social workers to join us.

With the support of a multi-disciplinary team including adult mental health, drug and alcohol recovery and adult domestic abuse workers, the Safeguarding team manages complex caseloads of Children in Need, Children in need of Protection, Public Law Outline and care proceedings.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent skills in direct work with children and young people
  • A commitment to robust and timely permanence planning
  • A proven ability of promoting good health and educational achievement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive relationships as the key foundations to a successful future
  • A degree in social care
  • Current SWE registration

In return we can offer you:

  • A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
  • A relocation package up to £8,000 (T&C’s apply)
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Agile working
  • Bespoke training and career progression opportunities
  • Working as part of a supportive and compassionate team with a great sense of community.

* salary grade subject to experience

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today. #welovesocialworkers

This is a rolling campaign and we will review applications daily so please don’t wait for the closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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