Senior Social Worker
Senior Social Worker – Young Adults Team
Salary: £36,876- £40,760 per annum
37 Hours per week – Permanent
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 Adult Learning Disability Team (ALDT) which is part of the Health and Social Care at Staffordshire County Council
Following a successful and positive recent restructure of Staffordshire’s Social Care Offer to its citizens, 1 new vacancy of Senior Social Worker. These posts are in place to support Social Workers and Social Care Practitioners to deliver the statutory care and support offer of the council. In addition, they will be responsible for managing the day-to-day functions of the services ‘Assessment and Care Management’ teams, in the Young Adults Team. These teams support adults (18+) with a learning disability and autism who require support from adult social care and with eligible social care needs as defined by the Care Cat 2014. The team is part of the wider Adult Learning Disability Services within the council. They will support preparing for adulthood from the age of 14 with the support of our children services colleagues.
The ALDT works alongside citizens their family/carers in carrying out outcome focused reviews/assessments and developing support plans to meet the adults assessed eligible needs as defined in the Care Act 2014 to promote independence and meet identified outcomes and aspirations.
We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible individual who has a proven track record of a person centred and asset focused outlook and has high professional standards. The ideal individual 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. You will have experience of, and be able to provide, professional, reflective supervision, guidance and advice to less experienced social workers, including those completing ASYE and social work students.
In return for your skills, enthusiasm and commitment we will support you to take your career to the next level.
We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, linked to your role and professional development plans.
You will receive professional supervision and be working in a team of highly performing, motivated, dedicated and friendly colleagues
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.
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Closing Date: 28/01/2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
For more information about the role please contact: Heidi Poole, Operations Manager Tel: 01785 895533
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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:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- 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