Working 36.5 hours per week/flexible working. As a result of the Customer Journey changes, new and exciting permanent vacancies have arisen for Grade 4 Social Workers to work with our citizens, carers and professionals to fulfil the statutory duties of the Local authority whilst adhering to the relevant legislation, policies and procedures as part of the Sutton or Erdington Constituency Social Work Teams in Birmingham.
Given the strategic agenda to transform Social Work to focus on community development through the constituency-based approach to Social Work and the emerging cross-council strategy to consider the life course of people.
The Sutton and Erdington teams based in the North of Birmingham work with some of the most complex and high-risk citizens. The teams offer some prevention and standard case work opportunities. The teams are looking to embed the council’s goals and vision for positive outcomes for the area we work in applying the conversation model.
The focus of the teams is to ensure that every individual has a conversation, support plan if required and a review or reassessment. The aim is to develop resilience, offer choice and control, promote independence and wellbeing in our citizens through partnership working with all stakeholders and promoting an asset and strengths based approach. Erdington constituency has some pockets of deprivation and poverty that can be challenging to work in but also most rewarding for our staff achievements and Sutton is home to Sutton park, one of the largest urban parks in England. Both constituencies offer great development opportunities to strengthen anyone’s development and frontline practice achievements.
You must be registered with the relevant regulatory body - Social Work England (SWE) .
We have a statutory duty under the Care Act 2014 to provide social care assessments, support planning, review processes for a whole range of vulnerable adults aged 18 years and over. In addition undertaking safeguarding work and assessing mental capacity are essential elements of the Social Work role. Our aim is to ensure the appropriate level of intervention with an emphasis on maximising independence of vulnerable adults who include people with Physical Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and older adults. We are looking for Social Workers to join us who will use their expertise and are committed to enabling our citizens to become resilience by promoting choice and control, independence and health and wellbeing. Delivering Social Care is challenging and demanding on the Social Work profession, so to ensure the well-being of our staff and to deliver best Social Work practice, you will be supported through strong leadership and management from Team Managers and Senior Practitioners.
To support you we have a comprehensive induction programme and all Newly Qualified Social Workers are enrolled where required 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 following training to Specialist practitioner positions such Practice Educators and Approved Mental Health Practitioners etc. forming part of your continuous professional development.
Any Informal enquiries please contact Changis Raja Team Manager (Erdington Constituency team) on 07557287572 or Jessel Mwerenga (Sutton Constituency Team) on 07867469756
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information
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 applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead