Salary: £35,745 - £36,922
The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role.
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Workbase: Cumbria House, Carlisle
Our vision for Adult Social Care is a place where people want to come and work, a workforce who feel supported, empowered and valued for the great work they do; and to develop ways of working that promote greater independence, ensure best value for money whilst putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.
Following an exciting and ambitious programme of change within Adult Social Care, we are currently in the implementation phase of our new service and are looking for Social Workers who are passionate about their professions to join our team to help us achieve our ambitions for the future.
We recognise that our workforce are best placed to design and embed new ways of working to achieve a modern social care service able to deliver the best outcomes for the people of Cumbria within a financially sustainable envelope.
Short Term Interventions
A primary role of this team is to work across the system to enhance prevention interventions and work to prevent or delay admission into formal support services.
This service will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders from across the health and social care system and third sector and voluntary groups in Cumbria to ensure short term interventions (including assessment) are undertaken to ensure people are safe and supported using a strengths based approach.
The team will support the admission avoidance and the discharge or people from acute and community hospitals in a safe and timely way reducing the risk of delayed transfers of care.
This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.
Please complete the below application form (press 'Apply Now') to join our Service. This is a rolling advert, meaning applications will be considered as and when we receive them. If you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you directly to arrange an interview date and time.
Applicants are advised that we are unable to sponsor immigration visas and therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK prior to applying for this position.
We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
What we can offer you
Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:
*Excellent training and development offers
*Flexible working opportunities
*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
*Competitive rates of pay
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.
As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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