Social Worker, Transforming Care/Learning Disability Team

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£31,339 to £35,754 per annum
Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Children's Services, Safeguarding
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

These vacancies are  available as a secondment opportunities. Candidates must seek permission of their current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity.

The City of York Council are looking for dynamic, motivated and creative social care practitioners to be part of our new Transforming Care/ Learning Disability Team.

About the role;

You will work closely with multi- agency partners to support young people and adults with a Learning Disability and/ or Autism who may be at risk of admission to hospital.

Early identification of behaviour that challenges and may cause hospital admission is key to the role and an ability to work to work creatively with partners. Similarly in the event of admission to hospital the role will be to expedite safe and effective discharge from hospital to the community.

You will work with this cohort of people in the community who are on the Dynamic Support Register in a preventative and co-ordinated way with our partners across the city of York to secure and ensure stable accommodation for them.

Key skills and experience required;

  • You will be a qualified social worker, occupational therapist or nurse.
  • You will have experience of working with young people ad adults with a Learning Disability and / or autism.
  • You will have some knowledge of the Mental Health Act including the Forensic Sections of the Act and will have knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Mental Capacity Act, the Court of Protection and the interface between them.
  • You will have an excellent working knowledge of the Care Act and experience of providing robust strengths based assessments which have a focus on the local community and an asset based approach.
  • You will have a good knowledge of Continuing Health Care and Section 117 Aftercare.

2 full time posts and 1 part time post available. 3 year Fixed term contracts.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C2: Can express him/herself spontaneously at length with a natural conversational flow, avoiding or backtracking around any difficulty so smoothly that the person with whom they are conversing is hardly aware of it.

City of York Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful candidate to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

As stipulated in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 it is mandated that post holders must demonstrate evidence of having had a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine.  You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or medical exemption prior to starting work at the Council.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Hannah Vaicekauskas, Service Manager Learning Disability Service,  or on 01904 555858 

Closing date: Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 12 midnight

Job Description


The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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