Social Worker - Disabled Children's Service

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Glenfield, Leicester, UK
  • 25 Apr, 2021

Job Description


Disabled Children’s Service This is a county-wide service working with disabled children who are supported as Children in Need; children subject to Child Protection Plans; children who are Looked After; young people making the transition into Adult Services. Staff in the service are social workers, childcare support workers, occupational therapists. Staff across all SEND services work closely together to support disabled children and their families.

Who we are looking for You will be an energetic and enthusiastic social worker who demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for practice. You will have experience of working in statutory children’s services and an in depth understanding of the interventions required to build safety and protect children from harm. You will be able to evidence your skills and knowledge of creative, innovative and relationship-based social work. We definitely want people with energy and people who have a ‘can- do’ attitude; we want people who will help us to build a real culture of reflection and learning. We want team players! You will have a strong and credible professional reputation. You have retained a strong interest in research and the evidence base for practice and are confident about how this can be used in practice Ideally you will already be confident in the application of the Signs of Safety methodology but certainly in the value of relationship-based social work.
We hope this sounds like you!

Our salaries are competitive; Level 2 Social Worker £28,704 to £32,241 and Level 3 Social Worker £32,979 to £35,607 (plus £3,135 market premium for Level 3) but we know from our own staff that there are other reasons to come to Leicestershire. We hope you agree. We look forward to hearing from you!

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For more information about our current vacancies please contact Chelbie Shepherd Tel. 0116 305 5973, Email:

By the Way

A Few More Benefits of working In Leicestershire…. Well regarded employee counselling services Free car parking Cycle to work scheme Paid HCPC Lease car scheme Option to purchase of additional leave Discounts at high-street stores and supermarket shopping Special offers on leisure activities and gym memberships



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