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Social Worker - Assessments

  • Location: Wycombe
  • Ref: FS10166
  • Closing date: 25th August 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £37,363 - £47,405
Social Work Children

Overview

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to become part of a team that places a premium on listening and, learning, and is determined to make a difference?

About Us

Significant progress has been made to improve our Children’s Services in Buckinghamshire. A new, permanent Senior Management Team arrived in April 2018 and is making the right changes to ensure we improve outcomes for vulnerable children and young people across the County.

OFSTED said during their last monitoring visit that

‘The senior leadership team has a sound understanding of the improvements that are needed in children’s services and is steadfastly determined to improve the quality of services for children’

Read the Ofsted Monitoring Visit feedback letter 

https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50085255

 

About the role

The First Response Service manages the ‘front door’ and works together with key internal and external partners, from BCC Early Help, Thames Valley Police and Health Services, including out of hours overnight, at weekends and on bank holidays. The MASH, which is collocated at the Police Station in Aylesbury, triages a high volume of new contacts and referrals on a daily basis and gathers multi-agency information and intelligence to inform timely decisions about how children, young people and their families will receive appropriate support and intervention.

About you

You will …

  • Have a social work qualification and active HCPC registration
  • Be willing and able to model our values and deliver our conditions
  • Be able to promote a ‘strengthening families’ approach to social work practice

 

Other Information

If you have any questions regarding the roles, please email resourcing@buckscc.gov.uk You will be required to apply for a DBS at an enhanced level. Further information about the DSB Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check If you are successful in securing a role in our First Response Contact and MASH Team, you will also be required to apply for a Thames Valley Police Check. Buckinghamshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique. We expect all our people to live them in their approach.

Ambitious; we want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. 

Accountable; Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. 

Caring; we’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. 

Collaborative; Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things.

We recognise and reward you

You’ll also be entitled to a wide range of bcc benefits, including a generous pension scheme with an employer contribution of 26%, discount in shops / restaurants and 1/3 off local trains and buses.

Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv_VqOEqO_k&feature=youtu.be

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