Job Description

Full time social worker required to fulfil the role of discharging individuals from the acute site, hospice, community beds and Intermediate care.  The role will be within the better@home team and comply with the discharge to assess model to facilitate safe and timely discharges.  The Better@home team is a multi disciplinary team inclusive of nurses, therapies and social care staff.  The team adopts a home first philosophy whilst undertaking the discharge to assess model, working alongside a reablement team.

The candidate must be flexible, a car driver and able to work weekends on a rota basis.  The candidate will be assessing individuals within 24/48hrs of discharge either in their own homes or bed based facility.  Candidates must be able to work 37 hrs flexibly with occasionally working up to 6pm should the need arise.

You will be an enthusiastic and committed practitioner, capable of building professional relationships with adult service users their carer(s) and families. You will be an excellent communicator who understands the value and importance of integrated working with partner agencies and the community. You’ll be efficient in time management, report writing and completing assessments and a strong team player who is used to working in a person-centred way. You will have a holistic approach to work with a keen focus on reducing inequalities and supporting individuals and/or their carer(s)/families to develop their resilience and improve their outcomes. You’ll have a positive outlook with a caring and compassionate disposition, be a good listener and a great problem solver.

About you:

Wigan is an energetic and dynamic council widely celebrated for being innovative and forward thinking in a backdrop of established relationships with our partner agencies. All of our teams are friendly and enthusiastic, fully committed to helping our residents by providing robust mechanisms to safeguard and protect the most vulnerable members of our community by looking at what they have rather than what they don’t have. We work collaboratively with residents, families and providers alike to design and achieve the best possible outcomes for the person, both for the present and the future. We will give you a comprehensive induction programme and provide you with regular person focussed supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or ‘unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Not only is Wigan a vibrant place to work within a generic team thereby enhancing skills in all areas of adult social care, there is also a strong commitment to CPD and vast training opportunities to promote development. Smarter working is encouraged and equipment is provided to enable this effectively and Approved Mental Health Professionals will also be given an additional 2 increments in pay if undertaking this work.

Wigan Council also affords employees access to the My Rewards discount scheme offering fabulous discounts on a range of shopping outlets and reduced-price cinema tickets amongst many other great offers.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Covid Safe

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

What's on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

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**