Social Workers and Senior Practitioners
Salary details: Up to £38,052 (for Level 3 and Senior Practitioners an annually reviewed Market Supplement of £1,500 applies)
Ref: AH 710
Adults and Health
Adult Social Care Operation
Place of Work: Various sites across Kirklees
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours per Week: 37
Closing date: 04 November 2018
You will be based at one of the following locations: Dewsbury, Batley, Huddersfield Central or Slaithwaite.
Adult Social Care supports adults to maintain and improve their health and wellbeing, maximising their independence, choice and control. It supports people and their carers, who need practical and emotional support, to lead an active life. Social care helps people to do everyday things, to participate in their community and safeguards people from significant harm.
At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver services to our communities. The introduction of Occupational Therapists as social care practitioners into our community hubs is new and exciting and provides an important professional function working with some of the most vulnerable adults, their families and carers to deliver statutory duties under the Care Act 2014.
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team the Social Care Practitioner will undertake assessments of need and be responsible for the day to day management of assigned cases, including the provision of specialist support and advice such as moving and handling and arranging equipment and adaptations to help individuals develop and sustain their capacities for independent living. The role will include protecting those at risk of abuse and neglect and in complex situations to try and prevent or resolve conflict which may place individuals at risk.
You will have:
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 licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
Kirklees Council honours previous service with the NHS when calculating the following:
• Annual holiday entitlement
• Sickness pay
• Maternity or paternity leave
• Notice period
• Pensions (subject to transfer in)
In order to be considered for this job please complete the attached Short-listing Questionnaire. CVs will not be accepted.