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Adult Senior Social Worker (Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Suffolk County Council
£33,782 - £39,759 pro rata
Closing date
16 Dec 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Part Time
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Exciting opportunities have arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Adult Social Care for Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism teams as a Senior Social Worker, working from Suffolk.

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?

Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative service?

Come and join us at Suffolk County Council, in one of our teams within our Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism service.

We are looking to recruit social workers, who have a strong commitment to supporting their local communities and building links and networks for the people we work with. If you are a social worker, you will need to be a qualified, registered social worker and have completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and have good knowledge, understanding and experience of working with relevant legislation in practice.

You will have the ability and experience to undertake innovative strengths-based assessments and care planning with individuals, carers, and their personal support networks. You will also be open to change, innovative and confident with a focus on strengthening social work; be ambitious about what people can achieve and keen to explore ideas for positive outcomes.

It is an exciting time to join our service in Suffolk, we are striving to strengthen both our Learning Disability and Autism and Mental Health Social Work identity to provide a strong, recovery focused model for the people of Suffolk.

We promote personalisation through our practice model, Supporting Lives and Connecting Communities, and have adopted the Signs of Safety model throughout ACS. Partnership working is strong and through joint care planning we strive for a person-centred approach that supports people to be independent, resilient, and having choice and control. We are currently offering a hybrid model of working from home and the office. We have a strong, cohesive, and supportive management team, who are committed to continuous professional development, and a reputation for changing services for the better.

We are transforming mental health in Suffolk currently and appointments into these roles will take place ahead of March 2022 when we will be launching a new Mental Health Social Work service within SCC. Come and join us and be part of our team, making mental health everyone’s business.

• North Learning Disability and Autism Team – Riverside House Lowestoft, Beccles

• East Learning Disability and Autism Team – Kingsfield Centre Stowmarket 

• West Learning Disability and Autism Team – West Suffolk House Bury St Edmunds

• Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Support Team – countywide and some out of county work based at Endeavour House, Ipswich.

Currently, there are no Mental Health vacancies available, but please register your interest with Jo Bailey, on 07714 139735 for future vacancies.

For further information on the Learning Disability and Autism vacancies, please call Kirsty Bailey, Operations and Partnership Manager for Learning Disability and Autism, on 07545 421232.

•Bury South Adult Pathway - Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

•Ipswich Adult Pathway - Mariner House, Ipswich

•Central Adult and Later Life Pathway - Haymills House, Stowmarket

•Mental Health Specialist Support Team countywide team - Endeavour House, Ipswich.

•Waveney Forensic Services - Victoria House, Lowestoft. (AMHP)

•Coastal Adult pathway - Walker Close, Ipswich

•Learning Disability and Autism Vacancies

•South Learning Disabilities and Autism Team - Landmark House, Ipswich

•East Learning Disabilities and Autism Team - Kingsfield Centre, Stowmarket

For an informal discussion about any of the mental health roles please contact Jo Bailey, Operations and Partnership Manager for Mental Health, on 07714 139735.

To discuss the Learning Disabilities and Autism vacancies, please call Kirsty Bailey, Operations and Partnership Manager for Learning Disabilities and Autism on 07545 421232.

Our staff are our greatest resource and with you in our team, we can achieve the authority's priorities of enabling everyone to live long, healthy, fulfilling lives whilst safeguarding the most vulnerable people in Suffolk.

Please specify on the application form which locality or area you would like to be considered for.

Frequent Travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home.  If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

If you are considering applying for a secondment, please read the secondment policy and ensure you have sought permission to apply before completing your application.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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