In Brighton & Hove’s Adult Social Care Teams we passionately believe that putting relationship-based practice at the centre of everything we do enables us to provide consistent and quality support to citizens within the city so that they can lead independent and fulfilled lives.
Working closely with our partner agencies, we continue to be at the forefront of making a positive difference in challenging times. But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without dedicated and motivated social workers and strong, creative leaders. Does this sound like you?
About the role
The work of our team is very varied, and if you come to work with us you will have the opportunity to build a broad portfolio of experience. Our work includes, for example, strengths-based practice with adults of all ages, people who experience substance misuse issues and people who may be at risk of homelessness.
As a Senior Social Worker you will support the delivery of our statutory duties under the Care Act, providing oversight and support to staff in the assessment and management of risk. You will have strong leadership and supervisory skills, relevant experience of holding and supervising complex casework and be keen to continue your professional development.
Closing date: 21st March 2021 Interviews: 25th and 26th March 2021
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.