Adult Social Work Leads

Date:  01-Oct-2022
Job Location: 

Gloucestershire

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.
 

  • Job Title:                            Adult Social Work Leads
  • Job Location:                     Tewkesbury and Cotswold
  • Salary:                               £41,591 - £44,624 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37 hours
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     ongoing 
  • Job Requisition Number:   3496 
  • This post is not open to job share

 

Are you a registered Social Worker, with experience in Adult Social Care, looking for your next career move? We would love to hear from you!

 

Subject to meeting qualifying conditions, we offer relocation of up to £5,000 to use towards the cost of relocating to Gloucestershire.

 

About the role:

 

We have full time Social Work Lead positions available in our Tewkesbury and Cotswolds Locality Teams in Gloucestershire. To find out more about about Team Locations, please visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here

 

As a Social Work Lead, you will manage and take a lead role in the professional development of Social Workers and other practitioners through supervision, mentoring and offering advice. You will be expected to promote a culture of professional curiosity, encouraging accountability and role modelling this in your own best practice. We look to our Social Work Leads to coordinate and manage section 42 enquiries and to guide practitioners through other complex, high risk situations. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their practice experience and knowledge of legislation and be focused on delivering positive outcomes for the people of Gloucestershire.

 

 

About you:

 

As Social Work Leads, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of Gloucestershire. To join us, you must:

 

  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE* registered
  • Have completed your ASYE* programme and have at least 2 years post completion service
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice
  • Have up to date knowledge of legislation and demonstrable experience of providing credible approaches to practice.
  • Be able to prioritise, using a risk based approach

 

 

About us:

 

Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care make use of the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them.

Our Social Work Leads do all they can to make the difference to local communities in Gloucestershire. Here are some of the benefits we offer in return for your hard work.

  • Regular formal and informal support
  • Safe, supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
  • Transfer options after one year in post, allowing for continuous development of skills and knowledge in different Adult Social Care settings.
  • Accredited post-qualified training opportunities, enabling you to develop your skills
  • Personal licences to Adults CCINFORM
  • Access to mandatory training and additional topical bi-annual workshops.
  • Clear career progression pathways, to support you in progressing professionally and personally
  • Annual leave of 24.5 days, increasing to 29.5 days after 5 years employment, plus bank holidays
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff discount scheme that offers access to great savings including discounts with major supermarket chains and high street retailers
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

 

Applying:

 

Please find the job profile attached. Please let us know which team you are applying for.

 

Please write your application with consideration for the essential criteria on the Job Profile. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact ASCrecruitment@gloucestershire.gov.uk to arrange a convenient time for a call back.

 

 

We’re closer than you think:


We are an easy commute from many locations, view our commuting times map to see what we mean. However, we understand that commuting isn’t for everyone, so if you are in the process of relocating, why not email us to discuss opportunities further.

* For interested professionals located in Wales and Scotland, please contact us to discuss your application.

 

Additional Information


To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

 

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2115640/social-work-lead-july-2021.pdf

 


This Position is subject to a DBS check.

 


Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.


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