Team: Emergency Duty Team (EDT)
Salary: £30,141 - £31,4587 per annum, pro rata + 20% shift allowance + MRS £9,500 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week: 5 posts available, 4 x 37 hours posts and 1 x 26 hour post.
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Houghton Lodge, Ampthill
Closing date: 27th January 2019
More about the role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Emergency Duty Team in Integrated Services. We aim to protect our region’s most vulnerable people. By ensuring their wellbeing, we’re making Bedfordshire a great place to live and work for all. Our Emergency Duty Team is on the front line, safeguarding people out of hours. You will be expected to have experience within Children, Adults and Mental Health. Full training is provided in all areas alongside a robust induction programme. AMHP Qualification is desirable, all candidates who do not have this qualification must be committed to undertaking this training during their employment.
The team is based in Ampthill and covers all out of hour’s social work emergencies for Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Luton Borough. Hours are worked on a rolling 8 week rota over 7 days, including Public Holidays. To see the shift patterns available click here
You will need to have:
- an excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation in, Children, Adult and Mental Health law and other relevant social care legislation;
- the ability to use risk assessment and other assessment skills when working with vulnerable service users out of hours;
- great organisational skills to enable efficient management of a busy work load;
- the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a willingness to work flexible hours;
In return you will receive: good team support on shift; regular supervision; access to management support at all times; opportunities for building on existing skills and knowledge as well as opportunities for transferring skills to new specialist areas; an opportunity to be part of a team that is constantly evolving to meet the challenges of an emergency out of hours social care team.
Use of a car is essential.
We want every person in Central Bedfordshire to have responsive, proportionate, customer-focused care and support - making our area a great place to live and work. Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification click here: EDT Social Worker
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Natalie Oatham at Natalie.Oatham@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk on 0300 300 6480
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx