Job Description

We are a friendly and supportive team who will support agile working with all equipment including laptop and mobile phone. You will be required to have had Covid vaccinations and booster jabs in order to enter Residential/Nursing Home placements and all PPE will be provided.

You will be an enthusiastic and committed practitioner, capable of building professional relationships with service users their carer(s) and families. As a registered Social Worker, you will demonstrate Wigan’s workforce behaviours and attitudes, to be positive and to be prepared to work differently and accountable for results whilst delivering a high quality, responsive service within the policies and procedures of the Council.

You will be expected to manage a complex and varied caseload, undertaking holistic and person-centred assessments within the Care Act 2014 with a focus on an asset-based approach and support plans that promote the health and wellbeing of adults with complex needs 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 will work within the MCA and BI framework upholding the principles. You will ensure the delivery of high quality and effective services to adults, families and carers including supporting to ensure that vulnerable adults are safeguarded from harm. You will ensure a high professional standard of assessment and support planning and be able to appropriately challenge and negotiate for packages of support.

You will effectively manage crisis situations and respond to the complex and challenging needs of the people we support, managing risk and promoting a culture of positive risk taking. You will work on the service duty system as required and will be responsible for inputting and maintaining up to date and effective record keeping on the council’s case management system and IT systems. You will maintain strong links with the community and joint working with colleagues across partner agencies. You will have a positive outlook with a caring and compassionate disposition, be a good listener and a great problem solver.

We are a friendly and supportive team who will support agile working with all equipment including laptop and mobile phone.

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**