Social Work Practice Consultant - Court Team

31 March 2021
Full Time
Bevercotes House, Sherwood Energy Village Darwin Drive Ollerton Nottinghamshire NG22 9FF
Children, Families & Cultural Services
£36,922 - £41,881 per annum

This post would suit an experienced social worker who has skill in undertaking a range of assessments to inform care planning for children. You will have knowledge of legislation and be experienced at compiling and completing statutory documentation and presenting issues to a formal hearing.

The Court Team are responsible for undertaking all assessments and progressing plans once care proceedings are issued. They also report to court in relation to special guardianship and private applications where Section 7 and 37 reports are ordered.

Social workers in the team act as practice consultants and are expected to provide consultation, and co-work with other teams .They are also practice educators and provide mentoring for newly qualified members of staff.

In our recent workforce survey, staff told us that the top 3 factors that made their working experience positive were:

  • Having a supportive team
  • Having a supportive manager
  • Having the option to work more flexibly, with a good work: life balance

In addition to this, we offer:

  • Manageable caseloads
  • Regular and effective supervision
  • Mobile working
  • Good levels of business and admin support
  • Internal transfer scheme between teams
  • A comprehensive range of CPD options, including links to local Universities
  • Leadership Development & Aspirant Managers Programme
  • Up to £5,000 relocation package
  • Excellent employee benefits 

This investment in our workforce means that we are able to provide a quality, consistent, and professional service to communities in Nottinghamshire, with good outcomes being achieved for our children and young people.

So if you’d like to be part of our future workforce, and build your career with us, we’d like to hear from you!

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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