We are recruiting for a full time fixed term Social Worker to join the Aspire Complex Safeguarding Service for 2 years; this can be offered as a secondment opportunity internally. You will need permission from you line manager to apply for a secondment:
There has never been a more exciting time to join Stockport Family: as well as being ambitious about making a difference in the lives of families in Stockport, we’re sharing best practice and driving innovation as an improvement partner to other authorities. Social workers in Stockport Family have a very important role to play that’s why we make sure they have access to the best support, development and training opportunities.
Stockport are proud that our social workers have been recognised by OFSTED (June 2017) as delivering highly effective support and services to children and families – they found that:
"Good social work practice is now in place across all children's services in Stockport, with some examples of outstanding practice".
‘Staff are enthusiastic about their work and are highly committed.’
Following on from the inspection Stockport were invited to bid to become a DfE Partner in Practice and we were delighted to be awarded this status in March 2018.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Aspire Complex Safeguarding Service, based in Stockport’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub and co-located with the Stockport Phoenix and Challenger Police teams and other services. The service works in partnership to respond to children and families where there is a high risk of Domestic abuse, Forced marriage and honour based violence, Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation, Serious Organised Crime, Female Genital Mutilation, Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Radicalisation and Extremism. The post includes statutory and co-working responsibilities for children and families with a range of complex safeguarding issues.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about relationship-based social work, working restoratively and is able to reflect and think creatively about how you can build relationships to make a difference with children and families.
You will receive regular supervision, access to training and development opportunities and work in a supportive culture where we are ambitious about delivering excellent social work practice and supporting you to be the very best you can be. We offer employees flexible working to support work life balance as this helps us have a happy and stable workforce.
This is what our social workers say:
“Stockport Family really feels like a family. All members of staff including senior leaders are approachable and want the best outcomes for the children and families in Stockport. I started my career as an ASYE at Stockport and progressed to be a senior practitioner. Stockport have been a nurturing family who supported me to flourish and develop to become a confident and restorative practitioner, giving me support at every stage of my career.” Locality Senior Practitioner
This is what Stockport looks like:
Stockport is a great place to both work and live. Stockport is in the middle of a £1 billion regeneration programme, is located 6 miles south east of Manchester city centre and is one of Greater Manchester's strongest boroughs, with a robust economy, a high quality of life and excellent connectivity with the rest of Greater Manchester and throughout the UK and overseas. Its unique location provides quick access to the beautiful areas of the Pennines and Peak District yet on the doorstep of an internationally renowned city famed for its art, music, culture and food.
The closing date will be the 19th of June
Want to know more?
If you have any questions about the post or want to discuss more please contact Katie Bates, Team Leader on 07866999522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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