Social Care Worker
Job Title: Social Care Worker
Salary: £22,571 - £24,920 per annum
Location: County Hall, Worcester
Adult Social Care in Worcestershire is changing - be part of our transformation journey!
As part of the Transformation of Mental Health Social Care in Worcestershire we have an opportunity for a Social Care Worker role within South Worcestershire.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team in the delivery of Adult Mental Health Social Care and Support in the South Worcestershire area.
We are an experienced and supportive team. We have very strong links with health colleagues, and we work closely with our statutory and voluntary sector colleagues.
The successful candidate will be supporting the team in providing social interventions that are based upon strength-based recovery practice and a social wellbeing approach that embraces social care, including safeguarding, the Care Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act.
You will need to be a confident communicator and can be creative, innovative and search for solutions that are not always obvious; and have a drive for developing links within the local community and voluntary sector.
As a Social Care Worker, you will be expected to manage your own cases, identifying any Adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. For such Safeguarding cases you will then work alongside a qualified Social Worker.
You will be supported to manage your own caseload which will include the development of appropriate support plans and working closely with people until you are confident that you have managed to make some positive changes in their life.
You will receive regular supervision alongside weekly team reflective meetings and be working in a team of motivated, dedicated, and friendly colleagues. In Worcestershire we also provide flexible and mobile working, with supporting technology, enabling you to work from a range of office bases, touch points and home.
If you would like to find out more about the post, please contact Aaron Dodd, MH Area Manager (South): ADodd@worcestershire.gov.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
• Greener Car Scheme & Bike Scheme
• Local Government Pension 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.
CV With Cover letters are invited to apply for this role.
Please find the Role Profile attached.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Role Profile. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please submit your CV with Cover Letter to SocialWorkOpps@worcestershire.gov.uk
Application Closing Date: Sunday 4th September 2022
Anticipated Interview Date: To Be Confirmed