Adult Social Workers (2157)
Norfolk County Council
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Who Cares? We do.
Are youa qualified and registered Social Worker? Are youlooking to make a positive difference to those living in Norfolk? If so, joining us in Adult Social Services could be the right move for you.
We have opportunities available for social workers at all levels, including a fantastic Assessed and supported year of employment programme (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers. You can find out more about the ASYE
There are lots of reasons to join Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services. These include working in urban, rural and coastal communities, working in a strength-based way, putting the person at the centre of the process, and our local Teaching Partnership, which offers opportunities for further development and progression.
Weve made some forward-thinking changes to make Norfolk County Council an even better place for our social workers to work. Weve embraced new ways of working so our social workers can take advantage of great technology and work where they need to.
Main duties of the job
Weve created a collaborative environment with strong working relationships with health professionals and partners to achieve better outcomes for the adults we support.
At the core of everything we do is excellent social work. Our Living well approach is person-centred, based around a 3-conversation model, which lets our social workers get alongside people to help them live their lives as independently as possible.
And our superb support culture means social workers can really thrive, with help, advice and support on hand when needed from managers, and great opportunities for career development, wherever you are on your social work journey.
Were realistic about the challenges, but were passionate about how we can support you to meet them, so you can enjoy the rewards social work has to offer.
Please ensure you include a statement in your application to demonstrate why you feel you meet the person specification and job description for this post. CVs submitted without a supporting statement about this post will not be accepted.
Before you applysee the full job description and person specification in the below link this will help you to shape your application to demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role.
What we offer
At Norfolk County Council we are committed to our employees learning and development. We offer all Social Workers anda protected half day per month for continuing professional development and training.
We offer an excellent relocation package to support your move to Norfolk and a real focus on health and well-being to provide a work life balance that works for you.
We want our people to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.
You can also find out about therewards and benefitswe offer as well as our otherterms and conditions.
Youll also work in the beautiful county of Norfolk with over 90 miles of stunning coastline, the unique Norfolk Broads, great shopping and culture, and amazing wildlife to name a few of the benefits of living here.
To manage a caseload as allocated.
To undertake assessments under the Care Act andother legislation, using a strength-based approach.
To co-ordinate and monitor care packages and support (care) plans and undertake reviews to ascertain whether the desired outcomes are being achieved. This may include advocating on behalf of service users or carers.
To work with individuals to assist them to assess risk and take decisions related to their ability to function in their community environment.
To lead Safeguarding Adults investigations using the local multi-agency policy and procedure(Level 2 Social Workers only).
To promote safeguarding awareness with service users and multi-disciplinary colleagues. Keep updated on current safeguarding guidance and practice and be vigilant in all activities.
To take a lead in complex cases such as those with safeguarding issues, complex family dynamics, conflict and problematic situations (Under supervision for Level 1 Social Workers).
To provide written reports for court proceedings, case conferences and other arenas.
To work with highly complex risk of all types, especially where there are capacity/best interest issues (under supervision for Level 1 Social Workers).
To engage actively with opportunities for inter-disciplinary relationships and partnership working and to encourage integrated ways of working wherever appropriate.
To operate in accordance with NCC and departmental practice and guidance, including the maintenance of electronic social care records within Liquid Logic, and relevant departmental and corporate administrative procedures.
To provide practice guidance to unqualified or less experienced staff under the supervision of the Team Manager/Practice Consultant (Level 2 Social Workers only).
To undertake, when appropriate the supervision of competency-based staff and/or students including learners from other agencies (Level 2 Social Workers only).
To ensure service delivery meets the ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to challenge appropriately where this is not the case.
To maintain awareness of Departmental and other resources including specialist health resources and to be able to advocate for service users to access these appropriately.
To encourage development of suitable resources and partnerships to benefit service users.
To encourage, develop and maintain good working relationships with a whole range of partner agencies and maintaining a positive image of the Department in such settings.
To familiarise partner colleagues with Departments tasks and responsibilities.
To participate in inter-agency training where appropriate.
To undertake staff development and training as per the Team Plan and in line with Adult Social Services Continuing Professional Development strategy.
To undertake the necessary training to become a Practice Educator or an Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) or a Best Interest Assessor (BIA).
To achieve ASYE pass within the timeframes set out by the ASYE Framework (Level 1 Social Workers).
To ensure that services are provided in accordance with the departmental standards, equal of access, diversity and objectives of quality of assurance, are cost effective with due regard to Health & Safety requirements.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).