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Careers

Updated 30th July 2020

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

No experience or qualifications are required as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Our shift patterns allow our staff to avoid the morning rush and school run traffic, making the commute to the centre’s a lot calmer and quicker. Staff are shown appreciation throughout the year with a full events and activities calendar, and the opportunity to receive additional allowances to their salary at the end of each year.

 

We are currently recruiting for:

Team Case Manager - Coventry

Children & Family Workers - Coventry & Birmingham

Waking Night Workers - Birmingham

Team Case Manager

Job Title: Team Case Manager (Senior Social Worker)

Grade: Scale Point 36 – 44 (£35,498 – £44,004)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Dudley Lodge, Coventry

 

An exciting opportunity to work directly with families by joining one of the leading residential and community-based parenting assessment centres in the country.

Dudley Lodge offer residential and community-based parenting assessments from our centres in Coventry and Birmingham.  We are looking for qualified social workers to join our stable, committed and experienced Senior Management Team to help deliver fair, robust and evidenced based assessments.  We offer on-site parking, excellent working conditions, flexible working times, ongoing training, and the opportunity to develop management and supervision skills, enhanced holidays (after qualifying period), contributory pension, private medical insurance (after qualifying period), employee assistance programme.

Key duties will include:

  • Case managing up to three families (community based or residential) at any one time and provide cover for any absent Team/Case Manager.
  • Conducting high quality assessments which fall within the “Working Together to Safeguard Children” protocol.
  • Devising, implementing, supervising and evaluating work programmes incorporating direct interventions
  • Completing reports and finalising the assessment process making decisive recommendations
  • Representing the organisation at Court, providing written and verbal evidence as required.
  • To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.
  • Applicants will need to be registered with the HCPC
  • On-Calls – refer To JD for further details.

Team Case Manager Job Description and Person Specification

Team Case Manager Application Form

Are the jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons”

Please note we do not accept CV’s

Closing Date: Friday 21st August 2020

Applicants that have not been selected for an interview please assume you have not been successful if you do not hear from us by within 2 weeks from the close date.

Applicants that have been successful will need to be available to attend stage one of the interview process week commencing Monday 24th August 2020. Following this successful applicant’s will be invited back for stage two of the interview process week commencing Monday 31st August 2020.

 

Children & Family Worker / Waking Night Worker

We are currently looking for both Children & Family Workers and Waking Night Worker (various nights available), please see the Job description below for both positions.

Please specify on your application form what role you are interested in and your availability.

Job Title: Children & Family Worker / Waking Night Worker

Grade: 14 - 21 (£18,600 - £22,622) pro rata for part-time working

Location:
Children & Family Worker -
Coventry or Birmingham (please specify location preference on your application form)
Waking Night Worker - Birmingham

Hours:
Children & Family Worker - Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Following a rolling rota including weekends 7.30am -3.00pm & 2.30pm – 10.00pm

Waking Night Worker - Various nights available (10 - 30 hours per week, please specify availibility on your application form)
Shift patterns of 9:30 pm – 7:30 am

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

No experience or qualifications are required as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Job Purpose:

As part of a team in a residential setting; to work with families on a day-to-day basis providing detailed evidence-based assessment recordings in line with the National Assessment Framework.

Key duties will include:

To observe and record the parents’ abilities to meet the immediate safety and care/welfare needs of their children.

To undertake individual sessions of work with families in order to promote positive parenting.

To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

To provide appropriate advice and guidance to families in accordance with their work programmes.

To work in partnership with families, colleagues and professionals

To provide a high quality, dependable service which meet our charity’s values and standards.

To provide childcare for children whilst their parents/carers attend Groups and Individual Sessions. To take responsibility for the security of the building and maintain a safe environment for residents.

To contribute towards ongoing risk assessments of families, acting decisively to protect children.

To carry out admin and domestic duties.

To actively promote Dudley’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults at a level appropriate to this group.

Closing date: Friday 7th August 2020

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 12th August 2020 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Telephone Interviews: Week commencing Monday 10th August 2020, if successful you will be invited back for an interview at the center for a face to face interview.

** Due to COVID19 face to face interviews are currently taking place via Zoom**

Face to Face Interviews: Week commencing 17th August 2020

Application pack: (we do not accept cv's)

Download the job description & Person Specification click HERE

Download an application form click HERE

 

 

 

Director-Trustees (Voluntary Post)

Would you like to join us in the challenges and rewards of governing our organisation which has been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted?.  If so we are seeking additional Trustee-Directors.

These voluntary posts are responsible for the governance of our long established organisation which has a national reputation for offering high quality residential and community based family assessments from both our sites.  The Trustee-Directors play a crucial role in our organisation and the next stage of our exciting developments in other safeguarding children services.

We seek experienced members of the public as Trustee-Directors.  We are keen to recruit individuals who are highly motivated and willing to actively participate and play an effective part on the Board.  You will be committed and have the ability to think creatively.  You will promote Dudley Lodge’s continued success through strategic planning and reviews.  All our Trustee-Directors subscribe to our core values in everything they do.

Trustee Job Description & Person Specification

Trustee Application Form


 

 

Dudley Lodge offer residential and community-based parenting assessments from our centres in Coventry and Birmingham.  To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the Working Together 2018 Assessment Framework. To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established and well-respected family assessment charity. At Dudley Lodge we work together with parents and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children through undertaking comprehensive family assessments. You will need to be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable people and show that you are able to empathise with others. You will need to be a great communicator and have good IT keyboard skills

No experience or qualifications are required for Family Worker roles as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

The successful candidates will join the company to become part of the welcoming and friendly team.

Why work for us?

We offer a great range of benefits including:

Competitive rates of pay within the Social Care sector

On-site parking

Career progression

Regular supervision

Great opportunities for training and development

Health Care benefits

Employee assistance programme offering independent advice and support 24 hours a day

A contributory pension scheme

Highly supportive team

Free tea/coffee and fruit

Are the jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Dudley Lodge adhere to a safer recruitment policy, therefore the post is subject to reference checks, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. Reference checks will be carried out to all organisations where an applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults since leaving school.

Dudley Lodge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons”

You are welcome to discuss any of our vacancies with our HR Team, please call 02476502800.

Please return applications by the deadline provided

Email: recruitment@dudleylodge.co.uk