Social Worker (DAS) (Level 1-3)

Permanent, Full Time (shifts including weekends and nights)



We’re looking for passionate and committed Social Workers to join our Duty and Advice Service (DAS) – people who share our vision of improving the lives of children and families to whom we work for and with. We are currently delivering on plans for change in the service, but with supportive management, sensible caseloads, the potential to control your own workload and career progression, it’s an exciting opportunity to be part of this drive for improving lives of families and services and do great Social Work.

Our front door is effective and efficient, we have the right people asking the right questions and this enables us to gather and record the information we need to be able to analyse harm/critical worries, danger/worries and safety/wellbeing/success. We make timely decisions for children informed by evidence and an understanding of how behaviour impacts on the child, and we support future planning processes by thinking about family networks. The service operates a 24-hour shift system. As a Social Worker you will work Core hours, Early’s, Late’s and night shift’s as part of the team of 12 Social Workers. You will work 1 in 3 weekends with the offer of enhanced pay for unsociable hours. We offer agile and flexible working that supports a sound work life balance.

The service is embarking on using Sign of Safety as a model of intervention to support sound Social Work practice. That means you will be making decisions about children, but with the tools and framework at your disposal, to offer them a good quality of life. You will be offered regular reflective supervision. In terms of developing practice and learning you will participate in group supervision and mapping sessions on casework.

As part of our commitment to ensuring you achieve your full professional capabilities, you’ll benefit from furthering your skills and knowledge with Leicester city Council learning and development offer. Our learning & development offer includes classroom based delivery followed up with work based learning to consolidate learning into practice.

Come to Leicester city to see how we are ensuring improving lives of children and families. It’s the place to do great Social Work. At our last Ofsted inspection, Leicester evidenced its continued improvements in meeting the needs of our children.  This is an exciting time to come to Leicester City and for you to be part of our ever-improving services ensuring children are at the heart of our work.

Requirements of the Post:


– You must have a Social Work qualification (One of the following: Diploma in Social Work (DIPSW) or Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW) or Certificate in Social Service (CSS) or equivalent professional qualification (must include appropriate Child Care Modules);

– Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC);

– Must have experience of front line Social Worker practice;

– You must have experience of working with vulnerable children with complex needs;

– You must have experience of working with looked after children;

– You must have an ability to manage a caseload and make sound Social worker decisions;

– You must have knowledge of relevant legislation and an ability to apply that knowledge in a practice setting;

– Subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


For an informal discussion, please contact Rosie Carpenter, DAS Team Manager, on 0791 2646666 or email :


Feroza Ladd, DAS Team Manager, on 07815 497766 or email :


Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.


Interview & Assessment Centre : 17th December 2018

Post Number : SB026 DAS / 1118SSN / EXT

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