Resilience Around Families Team

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Resilience Around Families Team Worker Ref: 50040592

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 8, £23,668 to £26,317 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50040592

Closing Date: 16/08/2019

Interview Date: 23/08/2019

Hours: 37 per week

Up to 12 month fixed term to cover maternity leave

This is a great opportunity to come and gain experience working in children's social care. We are now rated as 'Good' across all areas following our recent Ofsted inspection. You will be part of our innovative Resilience Around Families Team. We have made a substantial investment in social work, increasing the numbers of social workers and decreasing caseloads. Our Resilience Around Families Team is multi-professional with specialist workers providing targeted youth support with an adult mental health worker and substance misuse workers who work with adults in the family alongside the child’s social worker. As part of our new Transformation Programme, we are also recruiting two child mental health workers to support children working as part of RAFT. 

You will be working alongside experienced social workers and managers under the professional guidance and supervision of Hampshire County Council. If you want to be part of a culture that values learning and continuous professional development, please get in touch to find out more. 

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Cally Wareham, Team Manager RAFT, on 01983 821000 Ext 6740. 

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. 

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013. The original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years. 

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.