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Social Worker

Date: 05-Nov-2021

Job Location: Gloucester

Employer: Gloucestershire County/Gloucester City Councils

  • Job Title:                            Social Worker
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 5, 2nd Floor 
  • Salary:                               £32,234 - £33,782 Per Annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     16/12/2021 
  • Job Requisition Number:   842 
  • This post is not open to job share

 

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

 

Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? Then we would love to hear from you!

 

About the role:

 

We have a full time (37 hours) Social Worker position available in our Gloucester Locality Team, located in Shire Hall, Gloucester. The team has a supportive and engaged management structure including an Integrated Social Care Manager, two Deputy Social Care Managers, Social Work Leads and Social Care Leads. It also consists of around 55 other staff members, including qualified Senior Social Workers, Social Workers, Adult Social Care Practitioners and an Administration team.

 

To find out more about working in the Gloucester Locality, visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here.

 

Our Social Workers must be able to listen hard to the people of Gloucestershire, to understand what really matters and to connect them to resources that help them continue with their chosen life, either with support or independently. You will also be working with individuals to help them to regain control of their lives in a crisis. In order to best support the people we work with, we need Social Workers who are experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who are competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities. See how Gloucestershire Adult Social Care’s #Makethedifference approach is transforming lives and reinvigorating social work in the county by reading our Community Care Editorial.

 

About you:

 

As Social Workers, 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 program 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

 

About us:

 

Gloucestershire County Council Adult Social Care is on an exciting innovation journey working towards the Three Conversation approach, a model that re-emphasises focus on people, their strengths and the networks and community around them.

 

Our Social Workers 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 up to 29.5 days after 5 years employment
  • 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
  • Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C's apply)
  • Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network.

 

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. 

 

To join a locally award winning team, apply today!  You will also find a link to the Job Profile below;

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2109421/social-worker-adults-job-description-july-2021.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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