Staffordshire County Council

Social Worker

Location
Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary
Qualified Social Worker - Salary: £32,234 - £36,922 per annum
Posted
26 Aug 2021
Closes
17 Sep 2021
Job Ref
REC002255
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

 

Qualified Social Worker - Salary:  £32,234 - £36,922 per annum

One post 37 hours per week – 6-month fixed term contract

Learning Disability Young Adults

In Staffordshire we want residents to live their lives to their full potential and this includes people who are living with a disability. We want people with disabilities to be independent and equal in society and have choice and control in their own lives. We want people to have dignity and self-respect, and for those with more complex needs to have the support they need to maintain this.  

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the County’s high performing and citizen-focused Young Adults Learning Disability Team (YALDT) which is part of the Health and Care Directorate at Staffordshire County Council.

Based in Staffordshire, social workers will support the Adult Social Care Service to deliver the statutory care and support offer that the council provides to adults with learning disabilities to achieve their personal outcomes and goals in life. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the ‘Assessment and Care Management’ teams in  the county .These teams support adults and young people with a learning disability and autism who require support from adult social care and with eligible social care needs as defined by the Care Act 2014.

We are looking for highly motivated, flexible individuals who have a proven track record of a person centred and asset focused outlook and have high professional standards. The ideal individuals will also have a sound knowledge and experience of current legislation and its application to practice in a social care setting. An applied knowledge of The Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act and experience of undertaking safeguarding enquiries is essential, alongside experience of working in complex situations using professional judgement and a range of interventions. You will be able to communicate in a clear, fluent, concise, jargon-free way and in a courteous, calm and professional manner.

In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level within an exciting, progressive, imaginative and diverse service.

We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction and professional development plans.

You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of highly performing, motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues

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

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
 

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

To apply for this post, click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website. Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs  board NOT via Staffordshire County Council's online application site.  

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If you experience any technical issues accessing or completing the application form please contact recruitment@staffordshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 17th September 2021
Interview Date: WC 3rd October 2021

For more information about the role please contact:

Heidi Poole – Operations Manager, Young Adults Team

E-Mail: heidi.poole@staffordshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01785 895533

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

 

  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts
 

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