Social Worker – Adult Services
PO2 – PO3 - £36,681 - £40,653
Hackney is one of London's most diverse and dynamic boroughs. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic and population growth. Hackney has a rich history is a rich vibrant mix of different communities being the sixth most diverse borough in London with over 87 different languages spoken. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. The challenge for Hackney is to make sure that the borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.
As a Social Worker within Adult Services, you will be key to providing quality social work to the people of Hackney. We will support you to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents.
You will have a sound knowledge of the key principles of the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding as well as all other relevant legislation relating to the provision of services for adults with long term conditions. You will have a commitment to your own ongoing social work education and be ready to develop your career through our academy approach.
A commitment to working in an integrated manner with health colleagues is essential, as well as an understanding of the value of working with the wider multi-disciplinary team such as the police, Housing, Education and Children’s services.
We are looking for someone who can make a positive contribution to the work of Adult Services as a whole and we will offer you regular individual and group support and supervision to enable you to make the very best decisions and support plans. You will be an enthusiastic proponent of promoting every individual service users independence where ever possible, with a sound understanding of personalisation including use of Direct Payments.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce. We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation.
You will need to be Social Work qualified and registered with HCPC. We welcome applications from people with a range of experience whether you are a newly qualified social worker or someone with many years of experience.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit https://hackney.gov.uk/join-
Closing date for applications: 11th November 2018
Interview date: 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th November 2018
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.