• Ref: 202361

Social Worker – Bromsgrove Area Team

  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Pay: £29,777 to £39,186
  • Type: Permanent

Salary: £29,777 – £39,186 per annum + £3k MFS subject to review

Our Commitment:

As you dedicate yourself to serving the people of Worcestershire with diligence, we pledge to create an environment that nurtures and motivates you to excel. Join us at Worcestershire County Council where our mission is to embody and uphold our core values, ensuring excellence in service delivery. We are committed to:

  • Customer Focus: Delivering high-quality services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers.
  • Can Do Culture: Championing proactive approaches to achieve excellence, fostering innovation and creative problem-solving.
  • Freedom within Boundaries: Empowering constructive change through collaborative decision-making, ensuring responsive and cohesive services.

Benefits:

  • Generous holiday benefits: In addition to public holidays, you’ll receive 26 days of paid vacation time (pro rata for part-time staff), increasing to 31 days after 5 years of service. If you currently enjoy more than 26 days at your current job, fret not – if you transition to our team seamlessly, we’ll match your holiday entitlement, up to 31 days.
  • Outstanding pension plan: Our Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) offers a nationwide, career average pension scheme, serving as a valuable component of our comprehensive pay and reward package for employees in local government.
  • Environmentally friendly perks: We offer various benefits to support your eco-conscious lifestyle and contribute positively to the environment.
  • Bike to Work Scheme: Rent a new bike for a fixed monthly fee deducted from your salary.
  • Green Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme: Access a brand-new vehicle for a monthly fixed amount taken from your salary.

About the Role:

As an Adults’ Social Worker, you’ll play a pivotal role in promoting the well-being of adults and carers, facilitating their independence and access to community resources. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging in meaningful conversations with adults and carers to assess their needs and develop personalized support plans.
  • Collaborating with professionals and agencies to provide multi-agency support, enabling individuals to live independently.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, including the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Participating in safeguarding procedures and interventions, utilising the Making Safeguarding Personal approach.
  • Representing the council in court proceedings and advocating for the welfare of service users in various forums.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting assessments and support planning using a strength-based approach.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to create sustainable care packages and prevent the need for statutory services.
  • Maintaining accurate records and engaging in reflective practice and supervision.
  • Promoting the welfare of children and reporting safeguarding concerns as necessary.

Requirements:

Experience:

  • Proven experience in social work, encompassing assessment and support planning for individuals and caregivers to enhance their well-being.
  • Demonstrated experience in social care with a focus on adults, particularly older adults and those with physical disabilities.
  • Track record of ensuring active involvement of users and caregivers in their care arrangements.
  • Extensive experience collaborating with various health and social care agencies and professionals.
  • Proficiency in utilising community resources, familial, and natural support networks to develop sustainable care plans and mitigate the need for statutory services.
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Understanding of social work theories and practices for effective outcomes in adult and caregiver support.
  • Familiarity with current legislation pertaining to adults and caregivers.
  • Proficiency in strength-based practice.
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with diverse individuals.
  • Effective organisation and prioritisation abilities.
  • Capacity to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams and establish robust relationships with external agencies and communities.
  • Proficient IT skills.
  • Competence in assessment and support planning for adults and caregivers.
  • Ability in partnership working and negotiation.

Qualifications:

  • Professional qualification in social work.
  • Current registration with Social Work England.
  • Relevant post-qualifying certifications.
  • Level 1 qualification in Essential Digital Skills or demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information:

  • The role may require travel throughout the county, including areas with limited public transport.
  • Reasonable adjustments will be considered as required by the Equality Act.
  • This position is subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Check.
  • The ability to fulfil spoken aspects of the role in English is essential.

Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or belief.