We are looking for experienced and solution focused Social Workers to join our Adult Social Care teams in Rutland County Council. There are several permanent full-time Social Worker positions across our Adult Social Care teams. The role of a Social Worker in Adult Social Care is varied, working with some of the most at risk members of our Rutland community. You will be working with adults aged 18+ and will deal with cases requiring you to be resilient and empathetic. If you enjoy supporting a range of adults to overcome challenges and reach their full potential, this could be the opportunity for you!
- Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England.
- Knowledge of Adult Care legislation and procedures.
- At least 2 years’ experience of working with adults.
- Experience of CHC DSTs, mental capacity assessments, DoLs and best interest decision making.
About the role…
As a Social Worker in our adult social care service you will be responsible for the following:
- To assess the social care needs of Rutland (adult) residents who need community care services.
- To promote and contribute to the safety and well-being of all people in the community through the implementation of the Rutland safeguarding adults’ practices and procedures and multi-agency risk management.
- To take referrals and process according to Departmental guidelines, standards and RCC policies. To triage referrals and where appropriate provide a rapid response where enquiries indicate a level of risk.
- To work in an integrated way with partners including health and colleagues across LLR and locally
In addition, we can offer manageable caseloads, with reflective peer practice, CPD sessions and regular 1 to 1 supervision.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS and Social work England registration are paid by us.
The Social Worker ASC interviews will be held on 02 October 2023. Please note this could be subject to change and we will give the appropriate notice.
We will be reviewing applications on a regular basis and inviting those who meet our essential person specification criteria to interview. If you’re interested in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply without delay.
Rutland Council is committed to Flexible Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are supportive of Hybrid working and welcome a conversation at interview about flexible working arrangements. As well as working from home, we feel it is important that you have the opportunity to spend time in the workplace with your colleagues to help you learn, develop and engage.
Our offer to you:
We are committed to supporting and empowering our staff to be the best workers that they can be and Rutland Council is the place you want to be. Our benefits go beyond the salary – being part of a great team, excellent Local Government Pension, generous annual leave, opportunities to learn and develop your career, and a demonstrable commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.
Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.
Find out more:
To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Hayley Morris, Team Manager on 01572 720949 or at email@example.com or Lorina Hirst, Senior Practitioner on 01572 758473 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please email us at email@example.com
How to Apply
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If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 720965 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org