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Advanced Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

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.

At Coventry City Council, we are embarking on an incredible journey to create a brighter future for Coventry's children. As a 'Good' Local Authority, we believe in pushing boundaries and delivering excellence for children and families. Our vision is clear, and our social workers are unwavering in their commitment to putting children and families at the centre of their practice. 

Be part of our inspiring team, making a meaningful difference in the lives of Coventry's children. Together, let's create a nurturing environment where every child's potential can flourish.

What is the job role?

An exciting opportunity for an Advanced Social Worker post within the Through Care service in Coventry. The post holder will deliver professional social work services, monitor and supervise a caseload of the most complex cases in children’s services. You will provide coaching, mentoring and support to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs) as well as experienced Social Workers. Providing guidance, support and professional wisdom in situations of high complexity.

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?

In order to be successful within this role it is essential that you hold a recognised professional Social Work qualification (MA/BA/BSc in Social Work, Diploma in Social Work, or CQSW) and are registered with Social Work England.

It is also key that you bring the following: 

  • Professionalism in managing challenging cases with autonomy.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, and procedures.
  • Exceptional record-keeping skills using management information systems.
  • Proficiency in conducting assessments in challenging situations and producing high-quality reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for providing support and promoting good practice

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Natasha Stirling - natasha.stirling@coventry.gov.uk

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

Interview date(s):  15th/16th January 2024

Please note The £3000 retention payment will be awarded after 12 months of continuous service in the post, provided the employment commences before March 31, 2024.

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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