Social Worker (Transitions)

Date:  24-Nov-2022
Job Location: 

Gloucester

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.
 

  • Job Title:                            Social Worker (Transitions)
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall 
  • Salary:                               £34,723 - £36,298 per annum pro rata with a relocation package of up to £5,000 for eligible applicants.
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     11/12/2022 
  • Job Requisition Number:   3750 
  • This post is not open to job share


Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to work in a meaningful role with great opportunities for personal development where equality and diversity is recognised and practiced?

 

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

 

About the role:

 

We have a full time (37 hours) Social Worker position available in our Transitions Team which is part of Learning Disabilities team.  To find out more about working in Learning Disabilities, please visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here

 

As a Social Worker in Transitions Team, you will be working with young adults who have complex disabilities and needs. The role will involve working closely with our partners to ensure young people who may be eligible for Adult Social Care have an effective transition from Children’s Services into Adult Social Care. In order to best support the people we work with, we need a Social Worker who is experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who is competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities.

 

About us:

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Gloucestershire County Council. If you join us, you can be confident of becoming part of a welcoming, supportive, passionate, innovative and very experienced team. We use the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them. The suitable candidate will be well supported within their role and will receive regular supervision. We fully support hybrid and agile working and ask teams to be in the office on days they are working together and holding their ‘huddles’ where teams work together on exploring how to support the people we work with.

 

About you:

 

We are looking for someone who is flexible and adaptable in their practice, someone who is creative, innovative and search for imaginative solutions that are not always obvious. You need to be self-motivated, pragmatic, and resilient.  

You must:

  • Have a social work qualification and be SWE* registered
  • Have completed your ASYE* programme or have relevant statutory experience
  • 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

We will consider full time, part time and weekend only working patterns (enhancements are provided for weekend only).

 

What’s in it for you?

 

You’ll be entitled to our full benefits package, including:

    • 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
    • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Discounts at a number of major supermarket chains and high street retailers
    • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)
    • 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 our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
    • Strong emphasis on a supportive working environment and developing our employees with 94% having participated in their annual appraisal and regular health and wellbeing events.

 

And much more!

 

Applying:

 

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/2118881/social-worker-adults-job-description-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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