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Coventry City Council

Advanced Social Worker (Advanced Practitioner)

Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Region

West Midlands

Salary

Location

£43478 - £50573

Posted Date

13 March 2023

Coventry

Closing Date

30 April 2023

We are looking for Advanced Social Workers (Advanced Practitioner) who are committed to achieving the very best for our children, young people, and families. You will play a key role in supporting best practice through sharing your expertise to support the development of other practitioners. Coventry City Council Children’s Services will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.

About the team we are recruiting to:

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best help to achieve their best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help and Child Protection, through to children who are looked after.

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.

Coventry Children’s Services values a working culture that is relational and restorative in nature. The launch of the Coventry Family Valued Programme in April 2021 enables us to re-think practice in the best interests of children.

Practice is centred around:

A Child Friendly City
Family Led Decision Making
The Coventry Way
Coventry City Council Children’s Services will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads.

What is the job role?

We are looking for Advanced Social Workers (Advanced Practitioner) who are committed to achieving the very best for our children, young people, and families.

We particularly welcome applications from those from under represented backgrounds to give our diverse city the greatest level of support it deserves.

As an Advanced Social Worker you will carry a caseload of complex and challenging cases, using your social work expertise and a clear child focus to secure the best possible outcomes for our most vulnerable children.

You will play a key role in supporting best practice through sharing your expertise to support the development of other practitioner

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

You will need to have a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work or CQSW) and Social Work England registration with experience in working with looked after children, child protection, court proceedings and completing assessments within timescales.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

About Coventry:

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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Job documents

Job Description and Person Description

Coventry City Council Application Proccess

A Candidate's Guide to Coventry City Council Children's Services

Coventry City Council Application Proccess

A Candidate's Guide to Coventry City Council Children's Services

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