Level 3 Social Worker

Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick,CV34 4UL
£30,153 - £32,486 per annum FTE
06 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
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We are a relatively new team developed in Adult Social Care to improve the lives of young people with disabilities in transition from children's to adult services. Nationally Warwickshire’s social care has a good reputation and we are looking for the right people to join us. In Warwickshire we put our people first – our customers, carers and our staff. We value and develop our workforce to ensure staff can provide the best care and protection possible for the people of Warwickshire. The benefits of working for Warwickshire

  • Full induction
  • Regular supervision
  • Training opportunities
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Excellent local government pension scheme
  • Mobile and flexible working
  • Full and part time working hours

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Role

We have three full time posts, and one half-time post (18.5 hours per week).

Are you passionate about young people with disabilities? Would you like to play a part in enabling them to achieve their full potential, be connected and contribute to their local community? Are you creative, innovative and person-centred? If so, then we would love you to join us! We are seeking dynamic, experienced, enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to join and develop our Disability Transitions Service within Warwickshire. The team is currently based in Warwick, but we have bases countywide and promote mobile and flexible working. You will be attached to one of our schools so that you can get to know all the pupils, the local area, community resources and services, so that you can develop friendship networks using pooled budgets and local resources, support social enterprises, and have a good knowledge of what the local community offers including its universal and community services.

Key Requirements

The right Social Work candidates will have at least 3 years post-qualifying experience in working with people with learning and / or physical disabilities, alongside experience of managing Safeguarding and undertaking Multi-Disciplinary Team working, including assessment and review work under the Care Act 2014.

You will be required to work with a variety of young people, including those with learning disabilities and autism, and / or physical disabilities, their carers and their families. A strong collaborative and joint working approach is required to work with other professionals from education and health, alongside advocates where required, to ensure a coordinated, seamless and effective transition from children’s to adult services.

You will be required to undertake outcome focused assessments, support planning, reviews, risk assessments, reports, crisis intervention/duty, Safeguarding, Community Deprivation of Liberty, Section 117, Transforming Care and NHS Continuing Health work. Utilising and embedding the SEND Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and person-centred approaches, you will focus on strengths and utilise an asset-based and co-production approach to support young people to identify their outcomes, meet their aspirations, achieve their full potential and maximise their independence in local community based settings. As a strong team player, you will be required to contribute to the development and promotion of the Disability Transitions Service, using imaginative, creative and innovative ways of meeting the support needs of young people in transition.

The roles will give the right candidates the freedom to think creatively and design person-centred, strengths-based support plans tailored to young person’s support needs and outcomes.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Please contact Susan Huk - Operations Manager on 07796 190130 or susanhuk@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Closing Date: 21 March 2018

Interview Date: 11 April 2018

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

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Job Description and Person Specification

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