Social Worker - Managing Allegations Service

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17 August 2020
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time
2 x 37 hours and 1 x 18.5 hours
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottingham, NG18 2TB (to be confirmed)
Children, Families & Cultural Services
Proposed date (to be confirmed) - Week commencing 24 August 2020
£31,371 - £35,934 per annum
£31,371 - £35,934 per annum (pro rata)

Nottinghamshire has a strong track record of delivering a high quality, robust response to managing allegations against those who work with children. As part of a drive for continuous improvement, we have redesigned our service to bring together our response to both contemporaneous and historical/non-recent allegations, with the aim of further improving the quality and consistency of response across all aspects of the work. The new service will encompass all operational aspects relating to investigations including a safeguarding response to allegations made within civil claims. Key to the service will be providing an excellent response to complainants, including adult survivors of historical/non-recent abuse.

We are now seeking to recruit dedicated social workers to be part of this new service.

You will have:

  • Substantial experience as a child care social worker
  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills
  • An ability to explore a breadth of information spanning a wide time frame and be able to reflect on/interpret social work practice over such periods of time
  • An ability to adapt to new ways of working
  • Skills in working with children and families and adult survivors
  • Confidence and skills in presenting information to multi-agency meetings
  • Experience in this field of work or relevant transferable skills

This is an exciting opportunity that will be rewarding for the right person. It will give you the opportunity to be part of this new development and develop your expertise in a critical area of work.

We will offer:

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Regular and effective supervision
  • Mobile working and improved work/life balance
  • Good levels of business and admin support
  • Comprehensive range of CPD options, including links to local universities

If you are interested in the opportunity to work in this new service, we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Hazel McKibbin, Service Manager, Safeguarding Children (Strategic) & LADO at hazel.mckibbin@nottscc.gov.uk; Joe Foley, Group Manager, Safeguarding, Assurance and Improvement at joe.foley@nottscc.gov.uk; or Pam Rosseter, Group Manager, Historical Abuse at pam.rosseter@nottscc.gov.uk – Tel: 0115 97 73921

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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