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Senior Social Worker

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Beccles House, Beccles
Salary details:
£32,029 - £34,585
Job term:
Full or Part Time
37 per week
Closing date:
28 June 2019 01:00 PM
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North Team, Learning Disabilities and Autism, Adult and Community Services (ACS).
Flexible Working options available to support you, your work life balance and Social Work career.

This is your chance to join our strong team and play a part in making a real difference to the people of Suffolk.

Your Role

The difference you make will be to the lives of adults and older people aged 18 and over and their carers; including those with physical disabilities, learning disabilities sensory impairment, dementia and related mental health needs and other adults with care and support needs at risk of harm or neglect, who are unable to protect themselves.

This will involve you principally working with complex and challenging cases and working with our strengths-based and solution-focused approach, focusing on proactive, preventative and personalised actions that promote people’s well-being and independence. This approach is called Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities (SLCC), which is a three-tier framework to working with adults with care and support needs, carers and families that consider strengths based and personalised solutions to enable individuals meet their aspirations through the care and support planning process.

In your role, you will enjoy the opportunities that our new service can offer, working closely with colleagues in ACS and teams across Health and Social Care including NSFT (Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust), CYP (Children and Young People's Services).

To be successful in this role, you will need a strong mix of knowledge and skills and a good level of resilience.

Adult Social Work is challenging, but will be continue to be fascinating, never dull and very rewarding.

The Service

ACS supports people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, promoting their wellbeing and independence through both statutory and non-statutory interventions and preventing or reducing their need for reliance on others.

ACS is committed to delivering effective, efficient services that offer high-quality, person-centred care and the best quality support within the resources available. We embrace the use of digital, technology and innovation, delivering a higher quality service to people living in Suffolk, by doing the right thing at the right time and place.

The Learning Disabilities and Autism Teams within ACS, work to four areas covering the county of Suffolk, in the North, East, South and West along with the Complex Case Team and Review and Audit Team; each that are located in offices based in the main postal towns.

Our Offer

  • a supportive team environment
  • the best possible support and development to grow your career
  • regular professional supervision and appraisals
  • a conditional relocation package of up to £8k, to support a potential move to Suffolk.

Our Workplace Values

  • Achieve – be the best we can be
  • Support – work as one team
  • Pride – take pride in and are proud of what we do
  • Inspire – model the ASPIRE values
  • Respect – give and earn respect
  • Empower – empower, encourage and motivate people.

A relevant Social Work qualification and HCPC registration is essential, along with evidence of continued professional development.

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full driving licence and have access to personal transport.

To arrange an informal discussion, please contact Catherine.Score@suffolk.gov.uk

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.

Salary range is in line with our ACS (Adult Community Services) Social Work Services Progression Scheme.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job Person Profile.

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