Our values define ‘how’ we do things and are reflected in ‘what’ we do. Every day we put our values into practice by living them in how we behave. They help us develop and achieve our potential. They reflect what’s important to us, they guide and shape our culture, point us in the right direction and develop our confidence and skills.
Show Respect: Being aware of your impact on others and your use of resources. Valuing openness, listening to and understanding other people’s views. Actively promoting equality and diversity. Working to minimise any harm in the working environment.
Personal Impact: Taking ownership of your work, decisions, performance and development. Having a ‘can do’ approach and attitude.
Open and honest: Displaying high levels of personal integrity and ethical behaviour. Being truthful, honest and realistic. Giving reasons for your decisions and actions. Not getting carried away.
Customer Focus: Always thinking about what customers get from us. Reaching out to customers, listening to them and understanding their needs. Helping them make decisions about the services they need.
Team Worker: Working well with colleagues, forming effective partnerships (both inside and outside the council). Working fast. Achieving shared goals by working across disciplines.
Communicate Effectively: Encouraging two-way communication choosing the optimum time, style and approach to ensure effectiveness.
Open to Change: Seeing change as an opportunity, being receptive to new ideas. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, demands and changing roles.
Performance Focus: Planning and organising your work so you meet deadlines (within the resources available to you). Consistently and successfully meeting objectives.
Team Results: Working with others to reach a common goal. Sharing information and supporting each other in a positive way.
As an experienced and valued Team Manager, you’ll lead a team of social care professionals in a specific area of care, to deliver a high quality service across the entire case work cycle, where the child’s voice is central to everything.
You’ll lead by example, promoting a positive working environment, where high standards of professional practice and quality are delivered and maintained. Through clear advice, reflective supervision and effective decision-making, but most importantly through strong leadership, you’ll empower your team to be their best, with clear direction and adherence to legislative requirements.
Improved outcomes for children, families and carers are the cornerstone for our service delivery and with this in mind you’ll manage, allocate and supervise cases ensuring high quality assessments and effective, timely support. You’ll be responsible for ensuring service targets are met and wherever possible improved upon.
You’ll be a champion, not only for our improvement journey, but also for the organisation’s values and behaviours and will show real commitment to your own and your team members continuous professional development.
As a valued Senior Social Worker, you’ll use your wealth of post-qualifying experience to make a real difference to the children, young people and families of Sandwell. Championing best practice, you’ll safeguard and promote their welfare, ensuring all legislative requirements are met.
You’ll be responsible for a complex caseload of children and young people, assessing and planning for children in need of protection and in care. You’ll work in a proactive and timely way with multi-agency partners, using resources to their best advantage, with the child’s voice at the centre of all you do.
You’ll be confident with court work, including preparing and presenting reports, and able to lead section 47 work, with a sound knowledge of legislation and child development needs. With a flexible approach, you’ll support your Team Manager to ensure a high quality service is delivered at all times.
As a valued Social Worker, you’ll assess the vulnerability of Sandwell’s children, providing a service that will significantly improve their quality of life. You’ll ensure the best outcome possible for our children, young people and their families, through safeguarding and promoting their welfare.
You’ll be responsible for a manageable caseload of children and young people. You’ll co-ordinate services using resources appropriately and involving multi-agency partners. You’ll conduct a range of assessments whilst listening to the views of the people you’re supporting.
Using best practice and ensuring all legislative requirements are met, you’ll deliver quality children’s plans in a proactive and timely manner, with a strong emphasis on the child’s voice. As well as preparing and presenting reports, you’ll also support your Team Manager to ensure a high quality service is delivered at all times