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Disabled Childrens Service Social Worker

We’re inviting social workers to be part of this exciting opportunity with Leicestershire County Council’s Disabled Children’s Service.

Empowered Futures - To better enable children and young people with disabilities in Leicestershire
Empowered Futures - To better enable children and young people with disabilities in Leicestershire, by ensuring they have an Independent Focused Plan and are better prepared for adulthood.

Salary: Level 2 Social Worker £28,704-£32,241 and Level 3 Social Worker £32,979-£35,607 (plus £3,135 market premium for Level 3)
Location: Coalville, with flexibility to work from home where operational needs allow
Working hours: Full-time, hours per week - 37
Appointment type: Permanent
Closing date: 05 September 2021 at midnight

Calling passionate children’s social workers who celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion and challenge discrimination at every level.

We’re looking for a Disabled Children’s Social Worker to join our team. We are made up of two social work teams and an occupational therapy team, led by an experienced Service Manager and Head of Service.

We are committed to doing our very best for all our children and families, working to help them achieve their potential and flourish.

We will drive this through the Road to Excellence, our continuous improvement plan 2021-23, which sets out our ambitions, core values and behaviours and how we will achieve best practice.

Our service has also been working on a Defining Children and Family Services for the Future programme, establishing clear practice priorities and a programme of support and training for Social Workers. We want to ensure we are focused not only on the needs of children and young people now, but also in the future, to help them be independent and achieve their aspiration.

Leicestershire County Council also believes strongly in trauma informed practice, establishing relationships built on trust, using past and current experiences to build for the future. As such, our social workers also have access to trauma informed training through the ‘Stronger Together’ programme.

Signs of Safety is the expected practice methodology and having knowledge of this and an understanding is desirable, however, training in Signs of Safety will be available.

Further information

Our service area

Leicestershire Local Offer

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For more information about this role, please contact:

Gareth Dakin (Head of Service)
Email: gareth.dakin@leics.gov.uk
Telephone: 0116 305 3518

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