About the job
Salary: £34,788 – £37,849 plus £963 car allowance and £5,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent
The Family Safeguarding Service is a dynamic front line service which identifies, assesses and manages risk for children and vulnerable families. Working together with our MASH and Family Safeguarding colleagues, and our partners such as the police, health, and early help we focus on finding the best solutions for children and families.
There’s plenty of opportunity to step up in your career or to consolidate your experience. We’re passionate about helping you develop your career through regular supervision, coaching and mentoring. We are proud about the rapid achievements we’ve made through our daily SCRUM meetings and the imbedded Agile improvement framework.
You will be an experienced social worker with strong communications skills. You’ll be able to build effective relationships with children and families, staff, public and other professionals.
You should have in-depth knowledge of legislation national guidance and best practice relevant to the post including statutory responsibilities relating to Children and Family Services, including appropriate quality standards and you’ll be part of a team that achieve high levels of performance.
We do ask that you have Dip SW, CQSW or recognised equivalent, substantial professional social work qualification and registered by the Social Work England.
We offer a range of benefits, not limited to:
– A strong commitment to a manageable caseload of 18 children/social worker.
– Working in small teams, agile improvement framework, regular supervision, coaching and mentoring.
– Childcare vouchers, generous annual leave and pension, phone and laptop and a free car parking space or use of our electric cars if you travel here by train
– Career development opportunities and continued professional development
– A flexible relocation package up to £8,500,
– A 50% discount on the Thameslink line from London St Pancras to Bedford and a loan is available to buy the season ticket
Talk to us about flexible working options! We will be happy to consider different working patterns in line with the service’s requirements. During the current pandemic, we are all working from home and we provide a laptop and mobile phone. We stay in touch through a variety of online platforms.
Luton is a challenging yet unique environment that is bursting with opportunity. In this career enhancing role you will play a significant part in leading our Children’s Services to good or outstanding, leaving a lasting impact on the children of Luton.
Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day!
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.
Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been record.