Adult Social Work Careers - Short Term Interventions Team
(Experienced (Level 5) and Newly Qualified (Level 4) Opportunities Available
Salary Ranges (Pro-Rata):
Experienced (Level 5) - £31,346 - £32,234
Newly Qualified (Level 4) - £27,741 - 28,672
The advertised salaries include 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 (however hours can be negotiable)
Posts available across Copeland and Allerdale, South Lakes, Furness, Carlisle and Eden.
Posts for Newly qualified available across Carlisle, Copeland and Allerdale.
Please include level of role and location on your application.
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 have recently implemented our new services and we are looking for experienced and newly qualified Social Workers who are passionate about their professions to join our team to help us achieve our ambitions for the future in the Short-Term Interventions Team.
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. We have invested in additional Social Work posts, including the creation of a dedicated Safeguarding Team, and are looking to recruit to Social Worker posts:
- To work in a team to undertake strengths-based assessments and deliver appropriate person centred support and outcomes for people in Cumbria with care and support needs.
- To work in ways that promote independence, recognise potential for change, and through excellent practice, enable people to maximise their strength
-To actively promote the work of Cumbria County Council internally and externally, on the development and delivery of continuously improving modern and competitive services for the people of Cumbria.
The Role of 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.
Newly Qualified Role:
As a newly qualified social worker, you will be supported throughout your first year in employment with us to undertake our Assessed and Supported first Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, alongside our experienced Advanced Practice Leads and colleagues in Learning and Development.
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.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Marianna.Gumz@cumbria.gov.uk
We are 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
As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.
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