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Social Work Resource Officer

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/549/24777
  • Published: Fri 10/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £28226 - £32798
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

Job introduction

Are you able to help families to create change and committed to supporting children and young people?

We have an opportunity for two full time, Social Work Resource Officer as part of the whole life pathway specialist community disability service. This team has a specialism in Children and Adults social work and currently works with those aged 14-25. Candidates with experience in both Children’s and Adults work is preferable but not essential. Candidates with only experience in Children’s work but can show an enthusiasm to learn about the area of adult work are very welcome.

For an informal discussion, please contact Alison Mills-Clarke, Interim Head of Service, 0-24 Specialist Community Disability Service via email: Alison.Mills-Clarke@Brighton-Hove.gov.uk or contact number: 07795 336266

About the role

The Team provides a challenging and exciting range of social care services to children and young people with disabilities. This includes supporting children and young people via assessment and development of support packages. Part of the development of the whole life pathway disability service there may also be an opportunity to support adults in the future.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their supervisor/manager
  • Have the skills to work within an integrated multi-agency setting
  • Be able to support a service undergoing some exciting changes and developments
  • Ideally, have experience of both children and adults statutory social work or be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn about the area of social work they are less familiar with
  • Whilst prior experience of working with children, young people or adults with disabilities is not essential it would be an advantage
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to disabilities

 

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

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.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/549/24777
  • Published: Fri 10/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £28226 - £32798
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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