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Social Worker

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Birmingham, UK
Closing date
28 May 2024
Reference
1898

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Social Worker

Permanent

Grade 4 - £32,076 - £39,186 Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review

Working 36.5 hours per week

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for innovative, enthusiastic and highly motivated qualified social workers to join our Specialist Mental Health Team in Birmingham on a permanent basis. 

You will undertake social work tasks as part of our constituency teams and will be expected to undertake Approved Mental health Professional Training within 2 years of qualification (to be agreed) and will eventually contribute to our Mental Health Act HUB undertaking Mental Health Act assessments across and on behalf of Birmingham City Council.  As a social worker you will fulfil the statutory duties of the Local Authority working with our most vulnerable citizens, whilst adhering to the relevant legislation, policies and procedures working alongside Senior Practitioner AMHPs, Team Manager AMHPs, Social Care Practitioners and alongside a range of key partners. 

The posts will be based in our Specialist Mental Health Team which covers the whole of the Birmingham area and the post holders will be able to express a preference for either North or South of the City.  Regular supervision will be offered and where social workers meet the criteria, they may be offered to join via our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme.

These posts are eligible for a £1000 recruitment payment and a £5000 retention payment.

Birmingham City Council specialist mental health team is well-established and is seeking to increase the number of qualified social workers within the mental health specialism.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop the delivery of community mental health care.

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible candidates who demonstrate leadership abilities and are committed to working in a multidisciplinary setting.

You should be suitably qualified and registered with Social Work England and preferably experienced in mental health social work or able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this area of work either through lived experience or previous roles.

For further information or to discuss the role in more detail please contact Joanne Lowe on joanne.e.lowe@birmingham.gov.uk and AMHP Manager Jenny Webb – jenny.webb@birmingham.gov.uk
 

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. 

Ref: BCC1898

We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) would be required to hold a relevant Visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).


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Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Birmingham
West Midlands
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