Social Worker - Court and Permanency Team

Location Bedford
Salary £25.26 - £27.30 per hour
Central Bedfordshire Council is excited to offer an opportunity for a Social Worker role within our Court and Permanency Team. In Central Bedfordshire, we want to assist children and young people to grow up safely, achieve more, and be happy and healthy. We know that the only way to protect our most vulnerable children is to value and support our talented Social Workers and we are looking for the finest Social Workers to join our progressive team and in return to offer you the opportunity to develop, progress your career and find your greatness.

Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council has been awarded social work ‘employer of the year’ alongside having been graded a ‘Good’ at our last OFSTED inspection.

This is an exciting opportunity for any social worker to develop their social work career and experience the front end of helping families and safeguarding. The role will provide opportunities to develop court skills alongside working with children for who we are the corporate parent. We aim to work closely with families developing our use of MI and implementing systemic practise. The Court and Permanence Service also provides workers the opportunity to build up a repertoire in carrying out direct work with children and young people. We work with children from 0-16 and we work with the network around children, both professional and personal, to ensure they are safe and can achieve their potential.

You will have relevant experience in understanding the best way of applying different social work theories and come up with ideas and knowledge to deliver imaginative and ambitious interventions that improve outcomes for all involved. You will also have the communication skills to work with other agencies and present high-quality reports. You’ll work alongside the Team Manager a support performance to ensure deadlines are being adhered to.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.