Social Worker

City Wide
£25,951 - £32,486
09 Mar 2018
28 Mar 2018
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Social Worker

Adults Social Care and Health

£25,951 - £32,486


Working 36.5 hours per week

City Wide Transitions LD and Acute Hospitals Teams


Birmingham City Council’s Adults Assessment & Support Planning Division of People Directorate is in its’ most dynamic phase of embedding  The Care Act 2014 and a Strengths based approach to assessment and support for our vulnerable citizens. 


We are looking for qualified social workers who are innovative, positive and not afraid of change or challenges as we move forward to implement a community development model that focuses on supporting the strengths in families and communities.  


You will be at the forefront of working in partnership with service users, families and local community groups as well as with Health, Housing, Education, voluntary groups and wider public services. 

We have a statutory duty to provide social care assessments, care planning, Safeguarding, and review processes for the whole range of vulnerable older and younger adults 18 years and above, who are referred to us via our Adults and Communities Access Point (ACAP) service. 


Our aim is to ensure the appropriate level of intervention with an emphasis on maximising independence for Older adults, people with Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance and Alcohol Misuse to name but a few.


Delivering Social Care is a challenging and demanding profession so to ensure the well-being of our staff and to deliver best Social Work practice, you will be supported via leadership and management from Team Managers and Senior Practitioners.  


We are looking for Social Workers to join us who will use their expertise and are committed to enabling our Citizens to promote independence to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

To support you we have a comprehensive induction programme and all Newly Qualified Social Workers are automatically enrolled onto our Assessed and Supported Year in Employment Programme (ASYE).  For experienced staff we have a  career pathway which provides opportunity  to apply for Senior practitioner positions in the management structure or progress to Specialist practitioner positions following modular training to further their careers e.g.: Practice Educators, Specialist Practitioner Safeguarding, Approved Mental Health Practitioners etc.  This will support your continuous professional development.


We have vacancies for Grade 4 Social Workers within the Assessment and Support Planning (ASP) Directorate across Birmingham City Council in the following areas:


  • Learning Disability Transitions Team
  • Acute Hospital Teams

 For informal enquires contact:

Desmond Tuoyire 07462316381 or Sanita Kumari 07795611838 for Transitions Learning Disabilities

 Odette Dennisur-Smith on 07825318297 or Debbie Howell 0121 3714534 for Hospital teams.

You will need to be a qualified Social Worker with a degree or social work qualification Dip SW; BA Social Work or equivalent, and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. 



Ref: BCC000165



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



“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants.  All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”

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