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Senior Social Worker

Wakefield Council
£40,221.00 - £43,421.00, Grade 10, 37 hours
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time (37 hour) senior social work position within Connecting Care East. We are an integrated team who work across the East of the Wakefield District with people aged 18 and over who have an appearance of need. Connecting Care East is an extremely supportive and friendly team with a wealth of experience.

About you

We are looking for:

  • an experienced and skilled practitioner who can work confidently and increasingly autonomously with a wide variety and complexity of cases.
  • a motivated, flexible and committed individual who wants to make a contribution and cares about a job well done.
  • a team player who adopts a strengths-based approach and is enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference.

About the role

As a Senior Social Worker within the team:

  • You will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and application of relevant legislation including the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Human Rights Act 1998.
  • You will have specific responsibilities for dealing with more complex cases, including assessment, care management and management of risk.
  • You will be able to demonstrate expert and effective practice in complex situations, assessing and managing higher levels of risk while promoting enablement and self-determination.
  • You will be able to work at a senior level, supporting and supervising colleagues or students within the organisation.
  • You will develop strong professional relationships promoting multi-agency working and achieving positive outcomes for individuals and carers.

What we will offer you

We are an ambitious and high achieving council, committed to continuous improvements and innovation. We are looking to employ a talented and dedicated individual who shares our vision and values. Wakefield is a learning organisation, committed to supporting staff development.

We offer:

  • Outstanding professional development opportunities
  • A variety of tailored and varied training opportunities
  • Excellent salary with incremental increases
  • Opportunity for flexible and hybrid working to support work-life balance
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Occupational pension scheme

Want to Know More?


If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Hannah Ferguson.

Tel: 01977 727142


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
01924 306039
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
West Yorkshire

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