Job Description

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our communities. We know we have challenging times ahead so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.

Working within relevant professional standards, our qualified and HCPC registered Social Workers provide an important and valued professional function working with some of the most vulnerable adults, their families and carers.

We recognise that Social Work is a challenging profession and we value the work you do. You can expect a strong focus on your own professional development to enhance your skills and practice. Our aim is to develop confident and competent practitioners, thereby supporting better outcomes for people we work with.

This role is based within Adults & Health.

The Job

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the holistic assessment of individuals and their carers’ needs. You will be responsible for the day to day management of your assigned cases intervening with legal and procedural authority to protect vulnerable people at risk of abuse or neglect; to help individuals develop and sustain their capacities for independent living and in complex situations to try and prevent or resolve conflict which may place individuals at risk.

You will undertake evidence based assessments of individuals and their carers’ needs dealing in particular with the more complex cases presented, undertaking risk assessments. You will enable individuals to maintain wellbeing, personal dignity and independence by supporting them, and their relevant networks, to put together a plan which will meet their assessed needs, and eligible outcomes in line with relevant legislation and council priorities.

Safeguarding adults at risk is central to your role.

As part of the team you will be expected to work on the duty rota when needed.

As a professionally qualified Social Worker you will have responsibility for managing your individual caseload, taking into account the needs of service users and ensuring effective use of time and resources.

You will make full use of the council’s IT systems and work within administrative and financial procedures including the maintenance of up to date records.

As your skills and experience develop you will be expected to work with greater autonomy and with more complex cases although support will be readily available where needed. You will also be expected to pass on your expertise via mentoring and support to colleagues and students.

Job Checklist

· Exercises professional judgement and uses appropriate methods and interventions, values and knowledge base to work with adults and their carers to achieve the best possible outcomes.

· Works within relevant legislation, government guidance and the council’s practice standards

· Works in a way that takes into account issues relating to age, sexuality, health, race, religion, culture, and life experience

· Works effectively as part of a team and effectively with a range of agencies and professionals.

· Interventions are planned and reviewed in line with legal and procedural requirements

· Adopts a risk sensible approach

· Provides verbal and written reports as required.

· Works flexibly and embraces new ways of working

· Maintains accurate and up to date case records

· Makes effective use of supervision and contributes to the personal appraisal processes. Identifies and takes up opportunities for CPD

· Positively engages with reflective supervision and puts learning into practice

· Works within the Professional Capabilities Framework, statutory requirements and Council policies and procedures.

· Works within confidentiality and information sharing protocols

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults.
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**