Job Title: Social Worker & Experienced Social Workers
- Social Worker £29,269- £33,024 per annum
- Experienced Social Worker £33,945 - £38,223 per annum
- ***Plus a market force of £3000 for each role
37 Hours per Week
Wychavon Area Team are looking to recruit. Due to several internal promotions, we currently have vacancies for 3 Social Workers in this well-established Team.
Covering Droitwich, Pershore, Evesham and surrounding areas you will be joining an established team. We encourage autonomy and professional development alongside managerial and peer support to assist you to deliver a strength-based approach to practice. This is an interesting and varied role in which you will work with adults throughout the life course who require care and support as a result of physical disability and mental/physical ill health.
The ideal candidate will have a positive approach and experience with complex cases and situations. The role requires a high level of skill in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Extensive knowledge of the Care Act, and the Mental Capacity Act is essential. Candidates will be required to have access to their own vehicle and hold a valid driving licence.
In Worcestershire we have adopted the 3 Conversation Model of practice which involves a strength-based approach to working with people. You will manage your own caseload with appropriate supervision and, within agreed budget limits, can self-approve support plans.
This approach promotes autonomous and creative working styles amongst professionals. The 3 Conversation Model promotes an innovative and creative approach to practice, where you will support people to make positive changes in their life, exploring universal services as well as purchasing support packages and placements to promote independence.
You will need to have the confidence to advocate for our clients and work in partnership with health colleagues, other statutory partners, and voluntary sector providers. WCC offer a flexible approach adopting a hybrid working model which enables team members to work from home as well as our offices.
You will be joining a very supportive and friendly team that fosters a positive team culture and learning environment. You will be offered on-going training, and professional development opportunities, monthly supervision, and a warm, supportive working environment where we value your contribution, and team members value and support each other.
Quotes from staff:
“The Wychavon Area team is a very supportive and welcoming place to be. I have worked for the team for 5 years and I still enjoy my job. Management are fantastic and our colleagues are great to work with. Everyone in the team encourages you to grow and improve – there is always someone around to help you if you need it.”
“WCC has enabled me as a practitioner to use my professional judgement, creativity and autonomous decision making where appropriate. I receive an appropriate balance of professional support and reflective challenge (e.g. through supervision) to keep learning and developing my practice”
For an informal conversation and further information please contact Wychavon Area Manager Cate Johnson on 01905 766287/07752562745
You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look! Some of these offers include:
- Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
- Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
- Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
- Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.
Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands, or final warnings, as well as convictions. The County Council has a commitment to safeguarding service users in our care.
How to Apply:
CVs & Cover letters are invited to apply for this role.
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.
Please submit your CV with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Sunday, 25th February 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed