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Social worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Rochdale Council

Job ref:      RO-31735                                 

Location:  Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU                                      

Salary: £28,785 to £38,813 per annum

Grade: 7/8                                        

Working Hours:  37 hours per week (part time hours are available)                         

Contract Type:  Permanent and Temporary                        

Closing Date: 20th September 2019 (12 noon)      

Interview Date: 30th September 2019


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


The post holder 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 carers, 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.


The Neighbourhood Teams within Rochdale are as follow and include the various aspects of Safeguarding and Risk Assessment work carried with people over 18.


Rochdale Central

Rochdale East


Rochdale West




The post holder’s must be able to demonstrate an ability to travel around the Borough of Rochdale.


Casual User Car Allowance is payable


Appointment to this post is subject to a enhanced DBS including a barred list check against the adult workforce.


This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.


Please click on the links below:


             Job description and person specification

             Policy on recruitment of ex-offenders

             Privacy Notice


The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.


Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please visit for information on Riverside One and the borough of Rochdale.

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working hours

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application deadline

12 00 pm

20th Sep 2019

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