As a qualified social worker are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults with social care needs? If so, we would love you to join us in Medway Adult Social Care.
Where is Medway?
Medway is a vibrant thriving location with excellent schools and plenty of historic attractions e.g.: Historic Dockyard, Rochester Castle and Cathedral. Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, only 30 miles from London, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London. It provides excellent opportunities for affordable home ownership.
Adult Social Care is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community, so it is an exciting time to join us. We have recently introduced a competency progression framework linked to salary.
We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Social Workers (must have completed ASYE and registered with Social Work England) who are highly motivated to work within our generic locality teams. We are looking for people who are committed to delivering a high-quality service.
The service is delivered using a strengths-based (Conversations Model), person centred approach. We have implemented an innovative locality-based service giving the opportunity to establish close links with local communities and partners.
Your practice will have a strong emphasis on quality and achieving the best possible outcomes for people. We promote individual aspirations, enhance independence and wellbeing and maximise autonomy by supporting people to live their lives in the way that they choose.
Working at Medway Council means that you will be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.
There is an expectation that the post holder will be office based for a minimum of 2 days each week and for the whole week whilst on duty.
Making you feel valued.
We offer excellent support including CPD learning opportunities and regular reflective supervision. Individual learning needs will be identified to develop specialist knowledge. We have a hybrid working model with a balance of remote working and office based.
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Generous local government pension scheme package
- Access to wider training and development qualifications
- Flexible working scheme
- Travel plan discounts
- Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
- Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
- Assisted car purchase scheme
- The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: - https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.
Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.
We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting managers call Kam Chatha on 01634 3336292 or John Flowers on 01634 337561.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement
Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
How to Apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.