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Community Wellbeing Social Worker (Adult Social Care)

Herefordshire Council
£33,945 to £38,223 + £3,000 welcome payment
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
1704 (HCWF01107220/21/22 )

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About The Role
Job Title: Community Wellbeing Social Worker (Adult Social Care)
Contract: Permanent 
Location: Hereford
Hours: 37 hours 
Salary: £33,945 to £38,223 + £3,000 welcome payment (please see guidance)
Closing date: 28/07/2024
Interview date: TBC

The role
County Team is a small, busy, active team based in the centre of Hereford. 
The team is made up of a Locality Manager, two Senior Practitioners and seven Social Workers. We work in the main Herefordshire Council offices at Plough Lane two days each week and three days from home. Working from the office gives everyone a chance to catch up, spend time with new staff and support each other in our work.
Our legislative framework includes Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 enabling us to assess a person’s needs and meet them appropriately.
The service users we work with have a range of needs, including Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Younger and Older Adults with Physical Disabilities, plus housing issues such as hoarding and homelessness. We undertake a wide variety of work including hospital discharges. 
The team works closely with the Council’s Legal Team to complete Court applications for DoLS Appeals, Community DoLS and Deputyship Applications. We work closely with our local ICB, CHC team, Police, Health colleagues in Primary Health, Mental Health and the Community Learning disability Team. County Team undertake some out of county work, in specialist hospital and community settings, and have the opportunity to work with other multi agency teams out of our area. 
 Regular supervision takes place each month and you will have an allocated supervisor, who is available on a daily basis, for both formal and informal supervision sessions and case discussions.

About You
As a Social Worker you will:
• Be registered as a social worker with Social Work England.
• Hold a Degree, Diploma, C.S.S, or C.Q.S.W to be qualified in Social Work practice. 
• Have awareness and understanding of current legislation and guidance and their impact on the adult social care profession.
• Have knowledge of undertaking person centred, strengths based, outcome focused, assessment, care management and review.
• Have the ability to undertake Safeguarding Enquiries commensurate with training and post qualifying experience. 
• Have the qualification or potential to undertake courses in Practice Education, Best Interest Assessor, and/or Approved Mental Health Professional.
• Have the experience of working in partnership with other agencies to ensure safety and support independence. 

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact

We Offer
• A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
• Starting Salary of £33,945 (plus £3,000 Welcome Payment for eligible roles).
• Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
• Career progression: clear pathways to progress
• Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum with line manager approval.
• Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
• Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
• Payment of professional membership fees
• Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts. 

Why Choose Us?
You will probably have heard a lot about how beautiful it is in terms of countryside and open spaces (and it is!) but there is so much more going on here, including world-class cultural assets like the Mappa Mundi, vibrant theatres and a thriving food and drink sector.
One of Herefordshire’s biggest assets is the strong and diverse communities. Our Talk Community approach brings that together supporting people to help themselves, encouraging them to help their communities and identifying how communities can help individuals. Our ambitious transformation programme aims to further build on this to offer an all-age approach. We’re excited about the potential of what we can achieve for the benefit of all residents of Herefordshire, stronger together and building brighter futures. 
To find out more about what it’s like to live, work and thrive at Herefordshire Council please visit our dedicated recruitment website: 

Reasonable Adjustments
Our recruitment process runs in partnership with Hoople Resourcing. If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative methods for the online application process, please contact the resourcing team by email: 

Creating an inclusive workplace
Employee Network Groups play an important role in strengthening the voices of employees at Herefordshire Council. Embedded in the Council's values is a commitment to listen to people's views and needs.
Employee Network Groups are a collective of colleagues who often share identities, life experiences or cultures and who come together to initiate positive change in their work place. Our groups include: Black and Asian Staff Networking Group, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Climate and Nature Emergency, Diff-abilities and Armed Forces/ Veterans. For more information on our Employee Network Groups please click here. 

Don’t meet all parts of the job description?
Herefordshire Council is committed to strengthening a diverse and inclusive work environment which reflects the communities of Herefordshire. If you are enthusiastic about this opportunity and want to make a difference, we encourage you to consider an application or to get in contact, you may be the perfect fit we’re seeking! 

How to apply
To apply for a position, please upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement demonstrating your experience, skills and abilities for the role. If you are successfully shortlisted, Hoople Resourcing will contact you via email to arrange your interview and/or assessment. They will confirm the date, time and location of your interview, so please keep an eye on your email inbox. Good luck, we’re looking forward to meeting you!
Community Wellbeing is connecting and belonging to the place where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community. 

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity.
All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.

Stronger Together, Building brighter futures


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