Directorate: Social Care Health Integration and Wellbeing
Section: Adult Social Care
Grade: Level 10
Actual Salary: £34,723 - £37,261
This advert is open to Internal and External applicants.
An opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to work in the Safeguarding & DoL's Team.
The team is expanding to provide specialist safeguarding expertise and oversight to protect and support people at risk of abuse or neglect within the City.
The role will include working closely with our contracts and quality team in Commissioning to support with safeguarding and quality concerns and subsequent oversight and involvement in S.42 enquiries.
You must have previous experience of undertaking S.42 enquiries be able to demonstrate a good working understanding of the Stoke & Staffordshire Safeguarding Procedures and be able to apply these to practice effectively, along with a good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and application.
The post holders must be proactive and be able to effectively build relationships with individuals and partners and work in a multi-agency way to achieve best outcomes.
You must be able to professional challenge and advocate for both the individual and the organisation.
Making Safeguarding Personal is a key priority therefore keeping the person at the centre at all times and gathering views and thoughts is essential.
Excellent communication and excellent report writing are essential.
For more information or an informal chat about the role please contact Gina Grimes (01782 234080) or Jackie Bloxham (01782 232396)
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority. If this happens you will be advised accordingly.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together.
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