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Social Worker x 2

Employer
Wakefield Council
Location
Wakefield
Salary
£33,024.00 to £35,745.00, Grade 8
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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What will be expected from me?
The purpose of this role is to deliver social work services aligned with local and national policies and guidelines. Ensuring adequate resources for Adult Social Services within a multi-agency framework to support community members. Facilitating community living through skilled social work interventions and additional services. Providing social work support to caregivers as needed.

What will I be doing?

  • You will manage a manage a workload with the support of senior colleagues in accordance with the directorate and other agency policies and procedures.
  • You will provide professional assistance and guidance to colleagues within the directorate and other agencies as appropriate.
  • You will maintain and develop communication and cooperation with colleagues, individuals and groups in the community and other statutory voluntary agencies.
  • You will identify the needs of clients and mobilise available resources as appropriate.

Why Wakefield Council?

  • We are a leading Council for best practice and an employer of choice for individuals seeking a rewarding role and career.
  • We offer a flexible full-time working pattern of 37 hours per week.
  • 29-32 days of Holidays (dependent on continuous service) plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and access to high-quality training offers to help progress your career to the next level.
  • We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our staff and we recognise that resilient Team need a good work/life balance as well as supportive leadership and support in the workplace.
  • Access to a range of employee support products.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.


Essential requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work, or equivalent recognised by the Central Council for Education & Training in Social Work
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, appropriate legislation, government guidance and best practice in all aspects of social work, including the role of the Local Authority.
  • Ability to engage with service users.

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 Jake Harris.

Tel: 01924 307798

E-mail: ASCRecruitment@wakefield.gov.uk

E-mail Correspondence

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jobs@wakefield.gov.uk

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Safeguarding

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post. 

Probation

In accordance with the Council Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.

Diversity

Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

About Wakefield Council

Want to find out more about Wakefield Council, click here.

 

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