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Social Worker

Company: Children & Families    Location: Leeds LS6
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Child Health and Disability Social Work Service (CHAD) for the post of social worker. CHAD is a city wide social work service with three area based teams who work specifically with children and young people with complex needs where their disability is impacting on their ability to have opportunities to be safe, develop skills for life and be part of their local community growing up. This is an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to shaping our children and family centred complex needs social work service. We are looking for candidates who are committed to good quality services who are able to work in partnership with children, young people and their families, to enable positive outcomes within the ambition for a child friendly city. Our vision is to ensure that vulnerable children and young people in the city receive excellent social work.

Leeds has placed a considerable emphasis on creating an environment where good quality social work can flourish. Ofsted 2015

Leeds is going from good to great!

As one of Britains largest cities; the vibrancy of city centre, fantastic culture and leisure opportunities contribute to Leeds becoming the best city to live in. We are determined that all children in Leeds enjoy good outcomes and our commitment to become a truly Child Friendly City has placed children at the heart of all we do and brought the whole city together behind our ambition. This has been driven by the outstanding, inspirational and confident operational and political leadership Ofsted.

We are driven by a set of strong Council values and have embedded restorative practice, working with families to achieve better outcomes. A unique investment and commitment to Restorative Practice is having a transformational impact on culture and professional practice across both the social work service and the Childrens Partnership. This places children, young people and their families at the heart of the decisions which affect them. Ofsted

This commitment to innovation as a regional leader has been rewarded by a £5million funding stream from the Innovation Council. The money was used to strengthen our capacity to deliver high quality services in restorative practice and family group conferences.

We have clear pathways of progression for all social work practitioners and our roles give us the opportunity to promote and celebrate the very best of social work practice.

We offer a competitive package including a CARE pension scheme and up to 33 days holiday entitlement and a comprehensive development programme.

If would like further information or an informal discussion please contact Teresa Boyd, Service Delivery Manager (CHAD) on 0113 3784058 or 07891270134.

It is subject to you being registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out on preferred candidates.