Ealing's approach for improving the life experience of Adults:
Employment opportunities for social workers
Ealing Council is committed to an exciting innovative approach to transform the life experiences of adults so that those who are able can, through early intervention, be supported and enabled to live as independently as possible, drawing on an individual's own resilience and strengths, their networks of support and the community around them.
The "Better Lives" approach will introduce a wide cultural change looking at the social care offer, expectations of it, the way the Council works with partners, residents and providers and the very principles of social work practice.
The new approach will focus on improving outcomes for adults and equipping social workers to work in a strength-based way, centred around a "conversation" which identifies an individual's strengths as the starting point, in order to seek the least restrictive options first.
We want to keep in touch more regularly with service users, making sure people are getting the right support at the right time to remain as active and independent as possible as their lives change.
In order to make a success of this initiative, the Council requires staff in their Older Adults and Adults Disabilities services to embrace a shift in expectations, skills' sets and practice, and a more creative way of supporting those who need it.
Do you want to help Ealing Council meet this challenge?
We have a number of opportunities for experienced social workers covering the following service areas:
* Locality teams
There are four locality teams, each with a Team Manager and Senior Social Worker. The teams provide a full range of work with older adults and undertake safeguarding enquiries and mental capacity assessments on customers receiving a service from the team.
* The Intake team
This team covers the borough and is an important part of the screening and assessment processes. There is a close working relationship with the Advice and Referral Centre and the social workers based in that team.
These opportunities are being offered on Ealing grade 9, GBP 32,637.00 - GBP 34,113.00 and grade 10, GBP 35,025.00 - GBP 38,040.00 according to experience. All salary figures are inclusive of London weighting.
What do we require?
A professional Social Work qualification, effective communication, flexibility, IT skills and ability to lead change are essential.
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker. There is a need to demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development.
A thorough knowledge of legislation, guidance and practice in adult social work and social care and safeguarding issues.
As an employee of Ealing Council you will be expected to have a 'can-do' attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
These posts are subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.
These roles are deemed customer facing and as such you must have a command of spoken English which is sufficient to enable you to effectively perform the role. This requirement relates to Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.
The successful applicant will at all times carry out duties with due regard to the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy.
What do we offer?
We are committed to the development of the Social Care workforce. You will benefit from the support of motivated and committed colleagues, receive regular professional supervision, and benefit from excellent leadership training and career development opportunities.
Ealing Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.
If you feel that you have the necessary credentials and that are a good 'fit' with our approach we would be delighted to hear from you.
If you would like further information about the posts in these service areas, please contact George Fanning on 0208 825 5055
If you are interested in applying for any of these posts, please click on the links below.