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Social Workers - Adult Care

Social Care

Adult Services

Rochdale Council

Job ref:  4950

Location: Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale  

Salary:  £27,668 - £37,306 (see below)

Grade:  7/8

Working Hours: Full time 37 hours and part time hours available

Closing Date: 29th  May 2017

Interview Date:  to be arranged


Rochdale Adult Care is pleased to offer a number of opportunities for qualified social workers, to join the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams, offering an excellent opportunity to join a vibrant and creative authority.


The post holders will be expected to be dynamic fast paced individuals, who hold the appropriate social work skills, experience and motivation to work with Adults and their carers, whilst working within timescales and deadlines to produce a high quality of work. In return you will have the opportunity to further develop and progress your social work practice and skills within a supportive and enthusiastic service, with opportunity to undertake a variety of appropriate training and development courses.


It is expected that the post holders will have some knowledge or experience of social work practice within an Adult Care setting, using the strength based approach to assessments, support planning and offering advice and guidance to colleagues, service users and careers, as within the objectives of the Care Act 2014. Additionally, social workers are expected to promote the independence and well-being of service users and carers, utilising natural support and the voluntary sector, ensuring creativity and dynamic support planning.


Only Adult Care Social Workers who have AMHP status and take part on the AMHP rota can be approved for progression beyond the bar point SCP40 £35,444


Casual User Car Allowance is payable.


Appointment to this post is subject to enhanced DBS and background checks.

Please click here for Adult Care Social Worker job description and person specification.pdf

Please click here for Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders.pdf

Applicants should be aware that the Council has approved a number of changes to terms and conditions of service that will be effective from 1st April 2017.

Pease click on the following link to view Terms and Conditions April 2017.pdf


Support for Armed Forces



Rochdale Borough Council has Member approval to implement a proposal to guarantee an interview from ex-service personnel applicants where they meet certain qualifying criteria.


The aim of this proposal is to deliver the Council’s commitment to further ‘the Armed Forces Community Covenant’ to ensure that ex-armed forces personnel are not disadvantaged, when applying for job vacancies, as a result of their service. 


Ex-service personnel will be guaranteed an interview under the Scheme where they meet the following conditions:

They must meet the essential criteria for the post set out within the Person Specification.

The armed forces must be their last known long term employer. 

They have been looking for a job for between 6-24 months since they left the Armed Forces.  


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full time

working hours

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29th May 2017

application deadline

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