Social Worker (Safeguarding Adults Team)

Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
Posted
06 Aug 2020
Closes
17 Aug 2020
Ref
SAND000004770
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

The safeguarding team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced qualified Social Worker who will work core hours to support the team in responding to safeguarding referrals relating to our Sandwell residents.

We are a busy team that requires you to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and guidance, having applied and have experience of safeguarding procedures in your practice. 

You will have the confidence to deal with challenging and complex social and family situations, drawing on research evidence, community resources and the professional contribution of health, housing and other partner agencies to safeguard and promote people’s well-being.  You will have knowledge, emotional intelligence and authority to work holistically within these relationships.  Therefore, having the ability to demonstrate effective partnership working is key and essential to this role.

This role is challenging, demanding and rewarding and will require you to have the ability to intervene, using legal powers when applicable, for the protection of children and adults as necessary, having a lead role in safeguarding for people who may be socially excluded, at risk of abuse or neglect, or who become vulnerable for other reasons.

You will work to the 6 principles of safeguarding (Empowerment, Protection, Prevention, Proportionality, Partnership and Accountability.

We will offer you support on a one to one basis, supervision, development, and generous annual leave, in addition we have an excellent employee benefit package that includes health and well-being, car and cycling schemes, discounts on high street stores to name a few.

You will be registered with Social Work England and an Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Hours

37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

Supporting documents
Personnel Specification
Job Description
Information for Applicants