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Senior Social Worker - Kendal

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
Kendal, Cumbria
Salary
£36,371 - £37,568
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Our vision for Adult Social Care is a place where people want to come and work, a workforce who feel supported, empowered and valued for the great work they do; and to develop ways of working that promote greater independence, ensure best value for money whilst putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Following an exciting and ambitious programme of change within Adult Social Care, we are currently in the implementation phase of our new service and are looking for Social Workers who are passionate about their professions to join our team to help us achieve our ambitions for the future. 

We recognise that our workforce are best placed to design and embed new ways of working to achieve a modern social care service able to deliver the best outcomes for the people of Cumbria within a financially sustainable envelope. 

The Role

Long Term Assessment and Review Service

The Adult Social Care Long Term Service is for people, aged 18+ who are living in the community and have been identified as having long term care and support needs. This service will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders from across the health and social care system and third sector and voluntary groups in Cumbria in ways that recognise strengths, promotes independence and prevents, reduces or delays the need for formal long term care and support provision.

Assessments and reviews will be undertaken in a strengths-based way that maximises the use of social capital and community based assets.

The Service will work across health, social care and third sector organisations with a primary focus upon ensuring that all support plans: 

  • include robust contingency plans that promote personal resilience to manage temporary changes in need/circumstance
  • demonstrate how people will meet their needs from a range of sources, including friends, family, third sector, the community, equipment or assistive technology. Personal budgets will only be allocated for the provision of formal support for identified unmet needs.

As a Senior Social Worker you will have the opportunity to support and develop our incredible team of Social Workers, promoting positivity and encouraging wellbeing practices, as well as working closely with our passionate Team Manager, making this role an integral part of the overall team.

We are looking for someone who can work well within our friendly and supportive team and who is able to bring a flexible and pro-active approach to this role. This role will also involve working collaboratively with the wider Social Work Teams as well as Health colleagues and other key partners.

If you feel you have the experience, passion, and drive for this role, please apply below!

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults. 

Post Specification

Role Profile

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