Social Work Support Officer

31 January 2020
Full Time
Meadow House, Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 2TB
Children, Families & Cultural Services
12 February 2020
£19,945 - £22,462 per annum

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and team-oriented individual to appoint into the post of Social Work Support Officer in the Children’s with Disabilities Team (CDS). As part of a busy social work team, you will provide essential administration support to Social Workers in Children’s Social Care.

The successful candidate will need to be experienced administrator with strong administration skills which includes having a working knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Databases, PowerPoint and Outlook). The candidate will also be required to minute meetings as and when required.

The successful candidate will also need to be highly organised, have excellent time management skills, be able to work towards and meet deadlines and be able to build up excellent interpersonal relationships with colleagues and service users alike.

This role will be the first point of contact for families, carers and partner agencies, and so the ideal candidate will be able to manage difficult conversations tactfully, respectfully and effectively over the telephone and occasionally in person. Therefore, successful candidate will need excellent listening, recording and typing skills in order to record information accurately onto our internal database system (Mosaic).

This role is an administration/office-based post, however there may be a requirement for limited travel on occasion, and so a driving licence would be advantageous.

Please could you also indicate your preference for your working pattern (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday AM or Wednesday PM, Thursday, Friday).

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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