Support Worker

Location
Council House, Manor Square, Solihull. B91 3QB
Salary
£20,852 - £23,484 per annum. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
Posted
28 Jul 2022
Closes
14 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004580
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Hours:
37.0 Hours per Week

Adult Exploitation Reduction Team

12 month fixed term contract or secondment

We are looking for a Support Worker to work within the Adult Exploitation Social Worker and Children's Exploitation and Missing Team. You will be working with a Social Worker to support young people aged 17 plus and adults who are being exploited or considered at risk of exploitation. You will undertake direct work with young people to ensure they are provided with any transitional arrangements into adult care and support services and ensure practical and emotional support to those adults where exploitation is the main safeguarding concern.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A qualification up to QCF 2 in Health and Social Care or a willingness to undertake identified training up to QCF 2 in Health and Social Care within 12 months of appointment
  • Paid or unpaid experience of working with people with care and support needs and/or children
  • Effective written and oral communication skills and experience of collaborative working to build effective working relationships
  • Experience of demonstrating good practice which promotes choice, independence, and self-advocacy

You will be joining Solihull at an exciting time as the Council changes the way in which it delivers its services, and we work in a more agile way.

As a Support Worker in Solihull, you will be working on a manageable caseload within an inclusive and supportive team culture with great scope for professional development. You will have the opportunity to shape and improve the services we deliver and will be a valued member of the team. We have close partnerships across agencies in the borough and are a small and friendly local authority with good relationships across adult care and support.

We also understand that our employees have commitments and interests outside work and encourage good work-life balance by offering a flexible and agile working environment; this is further supplemented by an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as a range of other benefits including staff discounts and a career average pension scheme.

We also offer:

  • Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
  • A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme

Working on a hybrid basis; this role will include a combination of home working and working from various locations across the borough.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 14th August 2022.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September 2022.

Applicants wishing to apply on a secondment basis should seek agreement from their current line manager prior to submitting an application.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Rachael Eaves, Adult Exploitation Reduction Lead on 0121 709 7083.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults & Childrens .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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