Advanced Social Work Practitioner – All Age Disability Service (Adults)
Job Title: Advanced Social Work Practitioner – All Age Disability Service (Adults)
Salary: £36,371 to £39,571 including annual retention payment of £3,000 and a one-off welcome payment of £3,000*
Contracted Hours: 37 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
An opportunity has arisen for a permanent post of Advanced Social Work Practitioner within the All Age Disability (AAD) Service. This is a great opportunity for someone that wants to develop their skills in leadership across Adult Services and Children’s Services. The AAD aims to make a difference to all children and young people with SEN and additional needs, and the new service will join together Children with Disabilities and the SEND service to provide a seamless delivery of support. The role will remain within Transitions but with a multi-agency delivery model.
The ideal candidate will have substantive social work experience, be an experienced practice educator with a track record of supporting others and facilitating learning and CPD. Proven experience of Community DoLs would be essential and a qualified BIA would be desirable, or a willingness to work towards this.
The Teamwork with young people with disabilities aged 16-25. The work is primarily with young people with Learning Disabilities, but also some young people with a physical disability or complex health needs, to transition from Children’s Services into their adult life. The work is very varied, and requires working in a multi-agency manner with Worcestershire Children First(WCF), Adult Services, Special Educational Needs Department (SEND), health colleagues, schools and colleges to ensure young people get the whole range of options they deserve when moving into adulthood. The work involves using Liquidlogic in both the adult and children’s systems and using both children and adults legislation effectively.
We cover all of Worcestershire, with some placements nationally so any applicant would need the ability to travel.
We would love to interview anyone that has a passion in this area combined with great leadership and social work skills.
If you wish to discuss further, please contact Jill Hughes JHughes2@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
In return, you can look forward to (per annum, pro rata for part-time) :
• 25 days holiday (potential to match up to 30 days), plus bank holidays
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training
• Excellent opportunities for career progression
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Greener Car Scheme & Bike Scheme
• Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts
There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool.
If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.
Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.
In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.
To apply please complete the attached application form and submit before the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include which post specifically with its reference number you wish to apply for in your application form.
Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Application Closing Date: Sunday, 21st August 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022