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Senior Social Worker

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Ladies Walk Centre, Sedgley
£40221 - £43421
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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We have a fantastic and exciting opportunity for the right people who want to make a difference to young people and adults in the Dudley Disability Service.

Dudley Council is committed to ongoing improvement and achieving excellence. The service has a clear focus on positive life outcomes for all adults: opportunities to succeed in education and work; to live independently and healthily; to have relationships and friendships; and to be included and involved in their communities. Raising aspirations for disabled adults and those around them, as well as providing integrated, forward-thinking support, is critical for them to achieve their goals and have choice and control over their lives.

There is a recognition that to achieve this we need staff that feel supported, listened to and valued. We see supporting our staff's professional development by embracing flexible working, growing a learning and development culture within the service and a commitment to staff welfare is helping us to achieve this.

Senior Social Workers - 2 posts

Grade 10 (£40,221 - £43,421 per annum)

Hours: 37 per week at Ladies Walk Centre, Sedgley

  • Dudley Disability Service is looking to recruit two Senior Social Workers. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with a developing and motivated team delivering strength-based assessments and identifying support with a focus on inclusion and independence. This enables a whole life approach to be taken when meeting the needs of people with disabilities. We are seeking to build on our early successes by recruiting the right people with the desired mind-set and required skill set to take the service to the next level.
  • The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice and will be part of a dynamic team which is caring and supportive. Our approach to ensure that adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Physical Disabilities and Neurological conditions, and their carers are supported to live healthy, safe, independent, and fulfilling lives, free from harm and abuse through the promotion of wellbeing and choice.
  • Whilst the post is Agile working there is an expectation to spend at least 2 days in the office.

For further information please contact the Team Manager Shabila Bi on 01384 813252 or via email at: 

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

So that we can demonstrate Dudley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to improve bias in the recruitment process that could create barriers for candidates. Your personal data will be anonymised when you apply, to ensure that you comply with our anonymisation process, please ensure you have removed your name and date of birth from any attachments prior to uploading them to your application.  

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.  

If you require support completing an online or paper application form and or interview techniques, please contact Dudley Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818 143 or  who can support with Digital Skills and Job Applications.  

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N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications


Attached documents
Benefits List
SSW JD Grade 10 - Revised Oct 2022.docx
SSW PS Grade 10 - Revised Oct 2022.docx


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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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01384 811300
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mary Stevens Park
West Midlands

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