- Suffolk County Council
- Place of work:
- Landmark House, Ipswich
- Salary details:
- £28,785 - £31,371
- Job term:
- Full or Part Time
- 37 per week
- Closing date:
- 26 June 2019 10:30 PM
Dementia Team or Flexible Care and Support Team, Ipswich and East Locality, Adult Services.
Flexible Working options available to support you, your work life balance and career.
Appointing Grade 5 at either: Newly Qualified at £26,999 or Experienced at £28,785 - £31,371.
Take the next step in your Social Work career and play a key role in this team to make a real difference.
Working as part of the professional adults Social Work service in this dynamic team, you take on an allocated case load with support from experienced social workers and the Team Manager; which will come from regular 1-2-1's and peer group supervision.
This work will see you will play a key role in promoting personalisation, independence, well-being and choice by providing a Social Care service to customers, carrying out complex asset-based assessments/ reviews, short term enablement plans (STEPs), support plans and safeguarding plans.
Your aim in line with the service's, will be to maximise customers’ independence by supporting them to meet their needs as quickly as possible, whether they are straight-forward, complex or enduring.
To be sucessful in this role, you will need a in depth mix of knowledge and ability and a good level of resilience, but this will come with opportunities for you to develop your career through the acquisition of new competencies and specialist skills.
Adult Social Work is challenging, but will be continue to be facinating, never dull and very rewarding.
This team provides a range of timely information, support and advice around reablement and personalisation to its customers, to enable them to remain as independent and safe as possible; while working with customers and their carers whose needs are very complex, to assist them with their plan of support.
As a great team member, you will work as part of a team, who will work closely with our colleagues from Home First, Independent Providers, Health, the Boroughs and Districts, the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, and a wide range of agencies such as those in the voluntary sector.
In ACS, we work to three areas covering the county of Suffolk, which is called North, Ipswich and East and West localities, with offices based in the towns.
Our community Social Work teams in each locality, are made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Independence and Wellbeing Practitioners, along with Business Support colleagues.
Each team (aligned to its local GP surgeries) has its own Manager who in turn is supported by an experienced and established senior management team. There is an Area Manager covering each part of the county and additional support is provided by central Service/ Transformation Leads.
Senior Practitioners are employed within each of the four Areas and they cover operational practice and professional development, linking into the county Professional Advisors. An Allocation Lead ensures that workflow within each Area is effective and a Finance & Performance Manager completes the set-up, working with the teams to ensure that the budgets are on track. We are led by our Assistant Director who reports to the Director for ACS.
A relevant social work qualification and HCPC registration is essential, along with 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.
A conditional relocation package of up to £8k is available to you, to support a potential move to Suffolk.
For an informal discussion about a post, please call Julia Parish, Team Manager of Dementia on 07872422964.
The salary range is in line with our ACS (Adult Community Services) Social Work Services Progression Scheme.
Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying.
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 and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.