Job Description

To undertake reviews for Adult services and other duties associated with the Care Act 2014 and working with a Human Rights-based framework

The employee competencies are the minimum standard The following information is furnished to help Council staff and those people considering joining the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to understand and appreciate the general work content of their post and the role they are to play in the organisation. The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this Job Profile are indicative and may vary over time. Post holders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

For posts where employees speak directly to members of the Public the post holder is required to demonstrate their ability to speak fluently in English.

As a candidate you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to meet the special knowledge, experience and qualifications required for the role by providing evidence in the application form for the purpose of shortlisting. Applicants with disabilities are only required to meet the essential special knowledge requirements shown by a cross in the end column of this section.

of behaviour expected by the Council of all its employees and the management competencies outlined are those relevant for a post operating at this level within our organisation.

Both sets of competencies will be used at interview stage and will not be used for short listing purposes.

Key Purpose of Post

  • To safeguard children including those at significant risk of harm , assess and manage risk and undertaken critical decision making including taking professional responsibility for decision making
  • Contribute to the provision of Social Care Services in the community and other settings.
  • Provide an effective Social Work service including assessment, case planning and reviews.
  • Operate a Social Work service within departmental policy, practice and procedures.

This Job Profile relates to case holding social workers in the following teams:

· Localities


· Throughcare and After Care

Main Responsibilities of Post

1. To provide a Social Work service to individuals, their families and carers by assessing and identifying their needs and meeting them through direct therapeutic work, care planning and management. To be able to integrate a theoretical approach with practice.

2. Provide expert witness and give evidence to court and other relevant bodies as required, including evidence in court in proceedings and including the presentation of reports and application of appropriate Legal Orders.

3. Manage a caseload; exercising decision making in line with professional criteria and making sure that case work is appropriately planned, critically evaluated and reviewed.

4. Make appropriate use of legislation to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users, facilitating their consultation and participation.

5. To contribute to multi-disciplinary assessments and participate in reviews and planning meetings.

6. Ensure appropriate care for service users. To ensure the best use of existing mainstream and specialist resources, and to demonstrate innovation with these resources, where appropriate.

7. Accept responsibility for and supervision of service users who are provided with care services and review such cases, undertaking preventative work with them to diminish safeguarding concerns.

8. Work in partnership with other agencies and organisations in line with the responsibility outlined in this job profile, in order to fulfil the provisions of a Social Work service. Maintain contact with a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector professionals for information exchange, the exercise of judgment and in order to influence outcomes in case planning and decision making.

9. Investigate concerns of significant harm.

10. To maintain up to date, accurate, concise and purposeful records of work, in-line with departmental policy on recording and access to files.

11. To participate continuously in professional development opportunities, identifying and acting on learning needs and taking part in regular supervision and appraisal in-line with Social Work registration and HCPC standards.

12. Independently manage own workload seeking support and investigating solutions for workload difficulties.

13. Provide support and mentoring for newly qualified staff and volunteers as required, assisting in the development of new resources and work on specialist projects.

14. Apply Social Work ethical principles and values to guide your professional practice and decision making, including partnership with service users.

15. To act in accordance with the priorities and policies of the Department, actively promoting and supporting Council policies on equality and work in an anti- oppressive manner.

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Adults
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • 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**