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Adults Social Worker

Employer
Worcestershire County Council
Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£29,777 - £38,223 per annum (Plus £3,000 Market Forces Payment*) salary offered based on experience
Closing date
14 Jul 2024
Reference
REC#41353

Job Details

Adults Social Worker
Team: Pathway Planning
Social Worker Salary: £29,777 - £38,223 per annum (Plus £3,000 Market Forces Payment*) - salary offered is based on experience.
37 Hours per Week
Location: County Hall, Worcester
Permanent, Full-time


The Role:

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join out Adult Pathway Planning Team! 

Adult Social Care Commissioners are currently working on a Social Care Mental Health Recovery Pathway and a Supported Living Project.  Commissioners need to work alongside co-ordinated Social Work Reviews to clearly define current service provision and support moves to more independent living where appropriate and we have established a Pathway Planning Team to support the work.  

Key priorities for the successful candidate in partnership with our commissioners will be:

  • Providing Social Work input and skills to the pathway planning team with knowledge and experience of needs assessment, reviewing support plans and an understanding of The Care Act, Continuing Health Care, and s.117 Aftercare provision (MHA)
  • Support the development of recovery pathways for Mental Health enabling more individuals to live as independently as possible.  
  • Comprehensively review packages for individuals who may be able to move/change services.
  • Identify if individuals can step down or move to alternative community living and support such changes.
  • Support re-modelling/de-registration/de-commissioning of services.

Members of the team have stated that: - 

  • “it’s a really good opportunity to undertake comprehensive reviews and to work alongside a rage of different providers.” 
  • “We work alongside colleagues from other teams and have the opportunity to develop our professional curiosity, explore services in depth, and ensure good quality care and support for individuals”
  • “Its good to be part of a team with a wide range of experience and knowledge.”

If you wish to discuss further, please contact Maxine Griffiths  - mgriffiths1@worcestershire.gov.uk  of telephone 01905 643718

Benefits:

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 the other benefits we can offer 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.

How to Apply:

If you have the right knowledge and experience for this role, please provide an Expression of Interest to our Recruitment Team – recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk 

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.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 14th July 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed

DBS ROLES: The County Council has a commitment to safeguarding service users in our care
* Market Forces Payment T&C's apply  

Company

The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

Click here for Children's Social Work and Adult Social Work vacancies.
While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

Contact details: recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01905 846666
Location
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 2NP
GB

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