Social Worker Experienced

Expiring today

Location
Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton
Salary
£37,568 - £42,614
Posted
15 Jun 2022
Closes
29 Jun 2022
Job Ref
WLV000004301
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Social Worker – Adult Care Team North / Adult Social Care

Grade 7 - £37,568 - £42,614 

 

Fixed term for 12 months

3 positions available

2 x FT 37 hours

1 x PT 30 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 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 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 and wellbeing. 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 social work development pathway alongside a substantial training 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.

The locality Team covers the North Area of the city which serves a diverse community. Since COVID 19 we still have maintained the remote/ hybrid way of working which offers flexibility to the work force. With the use of technology, it has enabled the team to stay productive and connected wherever we are.

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
  • Have strong analytical, assessment and negotiation skills
  • 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
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and IT skills
  • Be registered with Social Work England
  • 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

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
  • 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+)
  • 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: http://www.wolvessocialworkjobs.com/index.html

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

A panel interview

For further information on these posts please contact:

Jennifer Beckett (Social Work Unit Manager) via jennifer.beckett@wolverhampton.gov.uk 

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis.  Shortlisted candidates will subsequently be notified of the interview arrangements.

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.

Diversity

We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents. 

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

Employment Information Workshops 

If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is £18,333 to £27,514 (Grades 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application process and what it is like to work for us, please book onto one of our monthly briefings - Learn more here

Working for us

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

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