Adults: Social Worker & Experienced Social Worker (Community and Learning Disabilities Team)

4 days left

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary: £30,095 - £34,373 per annum, Plus £3000 Market Forces*
Posted
17 Jun 2022
Closes
03 Jul 2022
Job Ref
REC#32525
Contact
Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard

Job title: Social Worker & Experienced Social Worker

Team: Community Learning Disabilities Team
Location: Bromsgrove 
Contract:  full time/ part time
Hours: Up to 37 hours per week
Job reference number: REC#32525
Salary: 

Social Worker: £25,927 - £29,174  + £3000 Market Forces payment*

Experienced Social Worker: £30,095 - £34,373 per annum + £3000 Market Forces payment*

Locations: Community Learning Disabilities Team (North)


We are happy for you to apply for part time or full time hours.     
 

We are looking for enthusiastic Social Workers to join our Learning Disabilities Service!

Could that be you?

As a Council with its eye on the future, Worcestershire County Council are investing in this important service and have created additional social work capacity in our learning disability team North. We are looking for dynamic Social Worker & Experienced Social Worker to join us and work with us to meet the outcome of our service users and transform their lives.

We are a well-established, experienced learning disabilities teams and are excited to be in a position to grow our workforce. The ethos of the teams is that we all pull together to support each other and share our knowledge and expertise. The team currently has a combination of social workers, experienced social workers, social care workers and are supported by two Advanced Social Work Professionals and an Area Manager.

There is a genuinely supportive feel to our teams. We have an approachable and supportive managers who has an open-door policy and is always willing to listen.

Working with people with a learning disability can be challenging, but also very rewarding. Our Community Learning Disability teams provide specialist assessments, interventions and advice to adults with learning disabilities who may also have other associated health conditions and support needs. We work in conjunction with their families/support networks in a variety of settings including individual's own homes, residential/nursing care, supported living, prisons and other secure settings.

You will be encouraged to work using strengths-based practice and will be guided by the principles of the 3 Conversation Model.

You will need to have the confidence to advocate for the individuals you are working with, and work in partnership with health colleagues’ other statutory partners and voluntary sector providers.  As a practitioner you will need to have the ability to be creative, innovative and search for creative solutions.

We follow the statutory guidance of the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, whist also referring to and adhering to other areas of law such as the Mental Health Act 1983.

There is an expectation that you will work autonomously, managing your own work and caseload, with the appropriate supervision and direction, as and when required. We deliver formal supervision every 4 weeks and offer weekly reflective practice sessions around a variety of subjects.

We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We are focused on your own personal and professional development; and we’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career, for example The Aspiring Managers Programme.
 

Applying:

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the post, please call Sarah Hill -  Community Learning Disabilities Team (North)  Area Manager on 01905 846888.

You can apply by sending us your CV and expression of interest detailing how your skills, experience and knowledge meet the attached job description and person specification to : SocialWorkOpps@worcestershire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022
Proposed Interview Date: To be confirmed

* £3000 Market Forces, pro rata for part time employees

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