Do you want to work for a ‘GOOD’ service that offers an excellent career development opportunity through an award-winning Academy? Are you a passionate social work practitioner who aspires to continually achieve best outcomes for children, young people, and their families?

We are thrilled to share that Coventry Children’s Services has been judged ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted. This has become such an exciting time to join Children’s Services and be part of a journey that has ‘children and young people at the heart of everything we do’.

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What do we offer?

  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • A range of family-friendly policies and flexible working arrangements
  • Workplace parking scheme*
  • Access to financial wellbeing
  • Interest-free travel loans
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Opportunity to buy up to 5 days annual leave per year and up to 5 unpaid days leave a year
  • Professional Support Service offering administerial support to practitioners
  • Opportunity for Salary Match and Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Car Scheme, Cycle to work and more
  • Wellbeing Weeks throughout the year that offers team activities and sessions
  • Practice Week, full of seminars, workshops and discussions with leading practice professionals
  • Access to Research in Practice and to West Midlands Teaching Partnership
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks
  • Lifestyle savings
  • Payroll giving scheme

About the Service

In Coventry, we are working hard to build something special. Children and families are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe they deserve the best help to achieve their best outcomes. Children’s Services provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are looked after. 

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families. It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Relationship Based Practice and Signs of Safety, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.

Coventry Children’s Services values a working culture that is relational and restorative in nature. The launch of the Coventry Family Valued Programme in April 2021 aims to re-think practice in the best interests of children, as a result, the Coventry Family Valued Programme has developed three Spires:

  • A child-friendly city
  • Family-led decision making
  • The Coventry Way

Coventry City Council Children’s Services will provide you with an environment where social work can flourish, with high support, high challenge and manageable caseloads. 

To ensure this is achievable caseloads are reviewed regularly to ensure that the multiple complexities within them make them manageable. 

A Social Work Team consists of:

  • A Child and Family Worker
  • Social Workers
  • Advanced Social Workers
  • A Senior Social Worker
  • A Team Manager

Children’s Services is proud of its workforce, who are committed, dedicated, and work to a high standard. We are seeking other like-minded practitioners who would like to join us

What are the job roles?

Due to the service being strengthened, a number of opportunities have arisen to join the Service. These roles range from Social Work, Advanced Practitioner and Senior Practitioner and Returning to Practice Practitioner opportunities. 

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