Social Worker (Adults) Power2 Team

Location
Graiseley Centre, Pool Street, WV2 4NE
Salary
£36,922 - £41,881
Posted
15 Apr 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Job Ref
WLV000004105
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Adults Social Worker – Power2 Team - Specialist multiagency team to work with at risk adolescents and young adults.

Grade 7 - £37,568 - £42,614

Full time permanent position (37 hours)

It’s about people like you making a real difference…

This is an exciting time to join the City of Wolverhampton Council as a social worker.

We need people like you who will support us in our continuing transformation to work in a truly person-centred and strengths-based way.  If you are someone who is passionate and tenacious, wants to do the best job possible and is committed to excellent social work practice then we want to hear from you!

At the award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council, we work restoratively with people, building strong relationships and making connections to help them find long-lasting solutions that are right for them using the Three Conversations© approach. At the heart of this way of working is having a meaningful conversation with a person, listening hard and being interested in what matters to them. But it’s also about innovation, creativity and professional autonomy.

Our vision in Adult’s Services is that the individuals we support will be at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to celebrating uniqueness and promoting independence, wellbeing and safety. We will do this by:

  • Empowering people by providing the right information and advice to help make decisions and lead their idea of a good life
  • Enabling people to get the right support at the right time to keep or regain their independence
  • Encouraging people to continue to use what is strong in their families and communities whilst ensuring choice and control
  • Supporting people to think about their future and possible changes needed to live the life they want to

We are a forward-thinking, responsive organisation and want our social workers to spend their time building relationships with people and families to achieve real, sustainable change. We have a clear development pathway alongside a substantial training and development offer which is varied and responsive to practice challenges.  Our senior managers and leaders are visible and take the time to listen to frontline employees.

We invite applications from suitably experienced and qualified individuals for Social Worker positions in the above team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be part of the ongoing development of a specialist multiagency and multidisciplinary team which primarily works with young people aged 11 to 25 years old to support them to exert more positive control over their lives, and to live safely as they progress into adulthood.

This co-located team works with young people and young adults across the different levels of need/support and includes a range of professionals including Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Therapists, Speech & Language Therapist, a Social Care Worker, a Substance Misuse Worker, and keyworkers seconded from a range of voluntary sector organisations.

Underpinning this team is an understanding of attachment and developmental trauma to create a multi-sensory response in our work with young adults, young people and families based on relational best practice.

We are looking for an adult’s social worker who is enthusiastic, passionate about supporting change for young people, and keen to learn and embed trauma informed practice.

 

You will:

  • Be dedicated to working directly with people with care and support needs and carers to ensure that their voices are heard, and they are supported to live their idea of a good life
  • Have a sound working knowledge of relevant legislation, such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act as well as key social work models and theories and evidence of application of this to practice
  • Show an understanding and commitment to the creative development of trauma informed practice and act as a champion within the service for restorative/relational best practice
  • Have strong analytical, assessment and negotiation skills and experience of carrying out Care Act conversations to identify individual needs and/or risk
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Be passionate about making a difference and committed to strengths-based working
  • Be able to demonstrate you can work with colleagues and alongside service providers, police, health colleagues, voluntary partners and commissioners
  • Demonstrate the skills and personality with a proven track record of being a motivating and highly effective member of a team, achieving best outcomes.
  • Experience of delivering a high quality and effective social work service that involves engaging with adults, carers, families, groups and communities in a timely manner and within statutory guidelines.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and IT skills
  • Be registered with Social Work England with extensive practice experience of working with adults with care and support needs and implementing whole family approaches.
  • Represent the service within multi-agency forums and to contribute to the development of policy and practice in Adults Services across the city.
  • Have a vision for your own career development and clear plan for your future training needs
  • Have completed the Assessed Year of Employment or an equivalent post qualifying pathway
  • Ensure this social work service is fully integrated within the wider Children's and Adults Services in order to promote positive outcomes for children and their families.

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

 

 

For your valued contribution we offer:

  • Supportive and flexible working arrangements
  • Option to buy up to 10 days additional leave (please note there are 3 mandatory unpaid leave days per year)
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including access to Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA)
  • A Social Work CPD / Career Pathway which will support you to progress and develop
  • Regular informal and formal reflective supervision
  • Vibrant and active employee networks including four staff equality forums (Race Religion and Belief; Disability and Age; Gender Maternity and Paternity and LGBT+)
  • Access to an external and independent confidential reporting service for employee concerns to be raised (“Safe Place”)
  • A commitment to eliminating discrimination and supporting employee wellbeing to ensure a good work /life balance, which includes a strong employee assistance scheme and access to numerous wellbeing resources

To find out more about us why not take a look at our website: www.wolvessocialworkjobs.com

As part of the interview process, candidates will be required to undertake:

o A written exercise

o A panel interview

Further details will be sent to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

For further information on these posts please contact:

Hannah Bates, Service Manager, Power2 on 01902 551181 or email Hannah.Bates@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Please note a separate advert will be placed for Newly Qualified Social Workers as and when vacancies occur, as you will be supported by the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

More Social Worker roles may become vacant during this recruitment campaign therefore if you are deemed as appointable following the interview process you may be offered an alternative post.

As you will be aware, due to COVID-19 we may be unable to meet with you in person, in which case arrangements will be made to undertake the recruitment process virtually.  Further details will be sent out to shortlisted candidates after the closing date has passed.

You will be notified on the outcome of your application form as soon as possible after the closing date.

The City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The Council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

City of Wolverhampton Council is a positive, progressive and people-focused organisation - passionate about making our City a better place for all who live, work and travel here.

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, HR core policies and much more please click here.

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Internal and external candidates closing date Wednesday 18 May 2022.

 

 

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