Social Worker - Peripatetic Team - 2 Jobs



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’These roles are an exciting opportunity to join the Kirklees Peripatetic Team primarily covering North and South Kirklees care homes in an extremely flexible and supportive environment at ASYE, Level 2, or Level 3.

Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job. In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services and are looking for social workers who are passionate about delivering the outcomes of personalisation. Is that you?

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In the Peripatetic team, you will primarily be working with adults living within a 24-hour care home setting who have social care needs of varying complexity. You will be required to complete holistic assessments and reviews of a person’s needs to ensure they are supported and to achieve the best outcomes. This will involve building professional relationships with care home staff, seeking and encouraging the contribution of the person, their carers and relatives, as well as others involved in their care. As part of the role you will engage in multi-agency working with a wide range of health and social care professionals including care homes and health professionals.

There’s a really supportive feel to our team with approachable managers and assessors who have an open door policy and are willing to listen; we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise.

What we can offer:

  • We are committed to providing our social workers with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development.
  • We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer.
  • We are focused on your own personal and professional development; we will support you to enhance your skills and practice and be the best you can be.
  • We have an established career structure in place to help you get where you want to be in your career.

See what one of our social worker’s has to say about her career to date.

You will be entitled to a retention payment of £1500 per year pro rata which will be spilt into two payments, in December and June. You become eligible for the payment after 6 months employment and successful completion of your probationary period.

Requirements for the role:

In order to be shortlisted for the role, please evidence how you have met the requirements set out in the ‘Employee Specification’ section of the attached job profile.

You must hold a Social Work England recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with Social Work England - or in the process of qualifying as a social worker.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

Additional Information:

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.