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Social Worker – Pods

Achieving for Children

£34,409 - £41,630 per annum

Achieving for Children

Permanent

Full Time

37 hours per week.

Enhanced

28/05/2018 at 23:59 PM

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Achieving for Children

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

We are looking for a Social Worker – Pods to join our Safeguarding and Children in Care service in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at a time of exciting and positive change.

With a real focus on improvement and quality of practice, the Pods are an innovative and dynamic place to work. You will receive consistent and reliable support and supervision from an approachable and experienced management team. You will have access to Achieving for Children’s excellent training and development package.

You will need to demonstrate highly refined interpersonal skills as the role requires you to develop and maintain mutually productive relationships with colleagues, partners, agencies and most importantly young people and their families.

As a Social Worker – Pods for Safeguarding and Children in Care for Achieving for Children (AfC), you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting children on CIN Plans; CP Plans; CiC Plans
  • Working with families to support them to meet their children’s needs
  • Assessing the needs of children and their families
  • Working with multi-agency networks
  • Court work under the Children Act 1989 & 2004
  • Achieving permanence for children
  • Contributing to the ongoing development and improvement of the team 

To be a Social Worker in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Be a qualified social worker with relevant practice experience.
  • Have knowledge and experience of statutory frameworks; policy and procedure; and best practice
  • Have proficient IT skills
  • Have a high level of determination, organisations skills, personal drive, energy and ambition to achieve challenging targets and improve outcomes.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact Saul Lovell, Team Manager on 07958 596722 for an informal discussion.  

Applications will be reviewed as submitted and candidates will be contacted individually if called for interview.

Closing date: Monday 28 May 2018

Interview date: TBA

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy

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