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Social Worker

Salary details: £23,866 - £32,233 (Appointment to Grade 10 £29,909 - £32,233 is subject to assessment)

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Ref: AH 795

Kirklees Council

Adults and Health

Adult Social Care Operation

Place of Work: Empire House, Dewsbury

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Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

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Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 03 March 2019

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Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job.  With your help people can remain independent for longer and have choice and control.  In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services.

Do you feel that you can work to deliver the outcomes of personalisation? 

The Community Wellbeing Teams undertake initial assessments, reviews and safeguarding enquiries for vulnerable people and their carers in the community. Working with adults over the age of 18 with physical, sensory disabilities and mental health needs. A high quality strengths based and customer focused approach is expected to assist in minimising the distress experienced by service users to ensure good outcomes are achieved.

Awareness of working practices, legal frameworks and change agendas affecting partners - in particular NHS, is essential.

You will be working with adults and carers to encourage Self-Directed support and Self-Assessment, making eligibility determinations as defined in the Care Act (2014), as well as safeguarding. Using outcome focused assessment and knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) you will adopt a positive approach to risk.

There will be a strong focus upon your own personal professional development to enhance your skills and practice.  Our aim is to develop confident and competent practitioners, thereby supporting better outcomes for people we work with and equipping you with real and transferable skills for the future.

You must hold a HCPC recognised Social Work Qualification and be registered with the HCPC.

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 & Barring Service Check (DBS) will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate in your application how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description. CV’s will not be accepted.