Sandwell is committed to your continuous learning and development. With a dedicated resource, and with manageable caseloads, we’ll help you to unlock your potential and become the best you can be.
There are a range of development opportunities available, from a fully supported ASYE programme, to our innovative aspiring manager initiative and working towards professional qualifications. We look at your individual needs and provide opportunities to help you grow both personally and professionally, centred around the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).
We work closely with our learning partners to provide the latest learning opportunities to enhance your career development.
Sandwell’s chosen social work approach. Signs of Safety is a model of best practice aimed at bringing a safe, organised and consistent approach to working with children and families.
Outcomes Star is a tool which seeks to empower children and families through a joined up process of assessment together with partner organisations.
Here in Sandwell we recognise the importance and relevance of supervision and reflection in practice. We achieve this through regular, high-quality, organised supervision that is centred around the Professional Capability Framework.
We offer a range of e-learning topics and subjects available to everyone. Artemis online training provides flexible learning that is convenient to you and the needs of the service, including Child Protection, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Information Sharing, Domestic Abuse, Understanding Child Attachment and Working with Children and Young People with Disability.
A 5-day programme that takes employees through the child’s journey from first contact to intervention. Topics include the history of child protection, court processes and working with resistance.
We are proud holders of the Investors in People Bronze accreditation, recognising us as a learning organisation.
Whether you are newly qualified, experienced or non-social work qualified, Sandwell are committed to your professional and personal development. Developed with social care professionals, we at Sandwell provide you with tools to help you do your job and give you the opportunities to enhance your professional practice. We value the professional development of our employees.
Employee’s will have access to professional development resources:
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