Social Worker - Adults

Location: Kingswood Centre

Salary: £28,221 - £30,756

Apply by: See advert
Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern: Full time
Hours per week : 18.5
Job Category: Social Work
Vacancy ID: 103943
Post Number: SA87011/904/EP

Further information

A great opportunity has arisen for the post of Social Worker in the south team. We are a highly supportive and committed team with a strong focus on ensuring a positive contribution to meeting the needs of our residents and communities. The south team is one of the innovation sites for the three conversations approach and you will benefit from this experience.

Working as a positive team member you will develop your own personal contribution to making a difference in adult social care in South Glos with the skills, values and personal qualities you already possess. 

This is a limited term contract for 12 months.

Interviews will be held on the 22nd of February.


South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce 


Main Duties 

Carry out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, in order to establish care plans where appropriate, ensuring that services are effective and meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

Review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate.

Manage own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

If relevant: supervise a small team on a day to day basis including allocations of casework, giving guidance, advice and feedback, ensuring that clear organisation and direction is provided and that all team members receive training support and development opportunities. 

Support the delivery of designated areas of work by coordinating day to day operations and contributing to developing projects and processes.

Raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.

Develop and evaluate reablement programmes as part of care packages ensuring that programmes to support independence are implemented.

Liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, sometimes as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared.

Complete and present records and reports in accordance with professional and council guidelines. 

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.

Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed and contribute to budget management or directly manage a small designated budget. This will ensure that the maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated.


Selection Criteria 

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential 

Degree in Social Work or equivalent (eg DipSW, CQSW, CSS)

You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in house software packages.

Registration with the Health Professions Council (HCPC)

Have good interpersonal skills, be able to carry out assessments and communicate findings and risks to service users, families, carers.

If relevant: you will have a proven ability to supervise and allocate work to others, monitoring their performance and taking corrective action.

You will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with colleagues and service users.

You will have financial experience or training to carry out associated financial tasks.

You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice, processes and procedures.

You will have relevant experience of working in similar service areas.

Exemplify the council's values and behaviours


Desirable 

Skills in mentoring others.


Additional Information

Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) joining South Gloucestershire Council will be required to undertake the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) Programme unless they have successfully completed their ASYE and are able to produce certification to confirm this. Completion of the ASYE is required for all NQSW who have qualified since June 2012. 

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme. 

This post will be based at Kingswood Centre. 

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Patrick Smith, Team Manager Tel 01454 865328 or  patrick.smith@southglos.gov.uk.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services.

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