Adults Social Workers (Suitable for NQSW)

Employer
Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Location
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Salary
£25,481 - £33,782
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time

We have identified these roles as being suitable for NQSWs. You will be supported to undertake your ASYE.

For an informal discussion or for more information please contact Janet Walshaw (Community Teams) or Shona Hanson (Hospital Teams) on 01484 221000. 

Interview will take place W/C 7th February 2022.

Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job. With your help people can remain independent for longer and have choice and control. In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services and are looking for social workers who are passionate about delivering the outcomes of personalisation. Is that you?

We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. We’ll support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be. We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career. See what one of our social worker’s has to say about her career to date.

We understand that social work isn’t always an easy job and how important it is to take care of ourselves, we also know Social Work isn’t a 9-5 job and we know how important that work life balance is, and we’ll support you with that.

Community Teams

Dewsbury Hub - 37 Hours 

Batley Hub – 37 Hours

There’s a real family feel to our teams; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door and are willing to listen and, as a team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise.

Our hubs are ‘mobile and agile’, you’ll have the very best kit to be able to work flexibly across the borough giving you more time to do the job you love in a way that also supports you to achieve the work life balance you need. Our strengths based practice means we tap into local resources and work positively with a really broad range of professionals and other teams based in the hub. The way we work means you’ll have the opportunity to really get to know the service users you work with and your professional social work skills will be at the fore in Court of Protection, Safeguarding and DOLs work.

The Community Wellbeing Teams undertake initial assessments, reviews and safeguarding enquiries for vulnerable people and their carers in the community. Working with adults over the age of 18 with physical, sensory disabilities and mental health needs. A high-quality strengths based and customer focused approach is expected to assist in minimising the distress experienced by service users to ensure good outcomes are achieved.

Hospital Teams

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary – 37 hours

Dewsbury District Hospital – 37 hours

There’s a really supportive feel to our team; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular advice surgeries and are willing to listen; we’re an experienced team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise. Hospital social work is fast paced, no two days are ever the same but when the going gets tough we’re there for each other.

The way we work, with workers being linked with individual wards means you’ll build strong working relationships with NHS colleagues helping us to start working with service users as early as possible to support them wherever possible get home as quickly as possible with the support they need. We also have Kirklees Independent Living team and Care Navigators based with us to give us and our service user quick access to the support they need. Our team also has a dedicated business support team.

The pace of work means you need to be organised and resilient but most of all you’ll care about the people we’re working with.

When working in the Hospital Teams, you will also be required to work weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota basis, and you’ll know in plenty of time so you can put plans in place.

For all roles

You must hold a Social Work England recognised Social Work Qualification be registered with Social Work England or in the process of qualifying as a social worker.

If you want to feel valued, trusted and recognised for a job well done whilst having the personal and professional support you need, apply now.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence, and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

Please indicate on your application your preferred work location.  

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate in your application how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date  

30 January 2022, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

Job Profile.pdf – 144KB 

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