Social Worker - Learning Disability Partnership
Cambridgeshire County Council
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We have an exciting vacancy in the Learning Disability Partnership Team for a Social Worker. For more information please see the below.
Main duties of the job
We have an exciting vacancy in the Learning Disability Partnership Team for a Social Worker. For more details about the role please see the below.
We have a wide range of great benefits if you join us as a colleague at Cambridgeshire County Council. To find out more please see below.
The Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership (LDP) bringstogether specialist health and social care services for people with alearning disability. We have two exciting full time, permanentopportunitiesavailable within two of our locality teams.
- Huntingdonshire Team based in Scott House, Huntingdon
- Fenland Team based in Hereward Hall,March
The successful candidates will contribute to thisunique model of practice as part of an integrated team alongside Health and Social Care Practitioners such as Adult Support Co-ordinators, Social Workers, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrist, Speech and Language Therapists and Art / Music Therapists.
The LDP are currently working to a hybrid model in line with our service needs. Following an induction period, our Social Workers will work from the office up to three days each week. This gives our Social Workers a quiet space and plenty of time for reflection whilst still balancing collaborative working across the multi-disciplinary team and peer support. It has also increased our Social Workers autonomy and has had a positive impact on wellbeing and work-life balance.
Cambridgeshire County Council has adopted a new approach to social work and social care to make it increasingly proactive, preventative, and personalised. Transforming Lives is a three-tier approach to working with individuals, carers, and families that consider holistic, creative solutions to enable individuals meet their aspirations through the care and support planning process.
For more information or an informal chatabout this role call Nathalie Watkins on 01223 699 263. Alternatively, you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that your time is precious, so our interviews are generally held virtually, by Microsoft Teams, to provide the most flexible recruitment process. We may include a virtual assessment as part of this, but well give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.
This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't waitto apply, we want to speak to you now!
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Our benefits
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible and creativeworking arrangements
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensivewellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewardsemployee discounts
- A comprehensivepension scheme
- IDEALstaff equality, diversity and inclusion network
- Camwebour staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employeerecognition scheme
For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:
- Generousannual leaveprovision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
- Asupportive management teamthat will champion your learning and development
- Employee Assistance Programme access to free support 24 hours a day
- Payment forbusiness mileage expenses(45p per mile, and for the 2022/2023 financial year an additional fuel allowance for those driving over 300 business miles each month)
- Scalableretention paymentsto loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900which increases during the first three years of service
- Arelocation packageof up to £8000 for eligible candidates
- Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain theirContinuous Professional Development.
Please read ourbenefits brochureattached for more information.What will you be doing?
You will be undertaking Social Care and Mental Capacity Act assessments, completing Safeguarding as well as care and support planning, to achieve better outcomes for the adults we support. You'll need to be inquisitive and provide evidence based, proportionate recording with a keen focus on strength-based practice.
As youll be working with adults, both those in need of care and support services, along with their informal carers, it will be crucial that you work in partnership with them to establish needs and ensure that they are met.
Inquisitive and creative practice is embraced, to allow for personalised solutions, taking into account wider community resources and organisations. This isnt just about delivering care, its about providing service users with choice and control of their lives and empowering independence.About you
We are looking for people who can demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, have the ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and are committed to making a positive difference for the people we support. The successful candidates will have excellent organisational skills andbe willing to use their initiative to work in innovative ways.
- Be aqualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
- Havethe ability towork from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently
For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description andPerson Specification.About us
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.