Position Title: Social Workers
Salary: Grade 7 £29,055 to £32,233 (Bar at £31,401) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Citywide (in Integrated Neighbourhood Teams)
DBS Check Required: Yes, Enhanced
Pre-employment Health Assessment: Yes
Qualification(s) Required: Yes, Social Work Qualification and HCPC registration
Closing Date: 21 February 2019
Manchester’s Children and Families Directorate are recruiting Social Workers to work within the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.
Manchester is embarking on transformational change across health and social care through new partnerships for both commissioning and a new Manchester Local Care Organisation. The aim of true integrated working is to deliver improved out of hospital care and address the significant health inequalities that exist in the city. We are looking for a number of Social Workers to work within the integrated neighbourhood teams to deliver personalised care to make a real difference to our citizens and patients to improve their health and well being. This will all be delivered through a neighbourhood approach, working with a wide cross section of partners including Health Professionals, the Voluntary and Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector as well as housing providers, other Council services and beyond.
We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible people who share our passion and vision to improve outcomes for Manchester residents who have a desire to succeed and contribute to innovative service delivery.
You will need to be a confident communicator, quick to learn, have a real can-do approach, demonstrate sound professional knowledge which in turn will be used to support and guide others, particularly with regard to current legislation.
You will be required to manage a complex caseload and undertake social work assessments and reports to ensure effective statutory services support.
A significant part of your role will be to identify risks to the individual and respond appropriately; securing appropriate levels of funding where required and provide an effective response to safeguarding issues in line with local policy and procedures.
You will be experienced in managing conflicting priorities and making quick evidence based decisions to enforce a safe and effective journey for our citizens. You will be required to work with citizens in a broad range of situations and ranging complexities, working towards enabling citizens to take charge of their own lives and manage their situations effectively.
You will need to understand the functionality of a duty system and associated case work offering relevant advice and support to your colleagues by sharing your knowledge and experience.
You’ll be efficient in time management, report writing and completing assessments and a strong team player who is used to working in a person centered way.
You will have a holistic approach to work with a keen focus on reducing inequalities and supporting citizens, their carer(s)/families to develop their resilience and improve their outcomes.
You’ll have a positive outlook with a caring and compassionate disposition, be a good listener and a great problem solver.
We will support your professional development with formal and informal supervision and provide opportunities to learn and develop skills on the job working closely with the wider operational management team.
The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here
. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Role Profile: Social Worker Adults.pdf