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Social Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Wigan Council

Hindley Town Hall

Cross Street

Hindley

Wigan

WN2 3AX

 

Grade 9 - £32,029 - £36,876 per annum

 

37 hours per week

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Worker to join the Social Care Team in Adult Services.

 

Applications are welcomed from both newly qualified, Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and experienced Social Workers.

 

Your role:

 

You will ensure the delivery of a high quality and effective social worker service to adults of all service user groups aged 18 and above to facilitate, empower and promote independence, strengths and assets of both individuals and local communities. You will work alongside a range of health colleagues and partners to provide an integrated approach to service delivery.  

 

Your role will be within a generic social work team working will all age vulnerable adults within a variety of user groups, as well as safeguarding work. Working within organisational policy and procedures you will be employed in a statutory position with adherence to adult social care legislation

 

You will work with individuals supporting them to utilise their existing skills, knowledge and relationships and enabling them to build on their strengths so that they can achieve positive outcomes. You’ll manage a complex and varied caseload and will chair various meetings as required.

 

About you:

 

You will be an enthusiastic and committed practitioner, capable of building professional relationships with adult service users, their carers and families. You will be an excellent communicator who understands the value and importance of integrated working with partner agencies and the community. 

 

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-centred way. You will have a holistic approach to work with a keen focus on reducing inequalities and supporting individuals and their carers or families to develop 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.

 

About us:

 

Wigan is an energetic and dynamic council widely celebrated for being innovative and forward thinking in a backdrop of established relationships with our partner agencies.  The locality social work teams are large  enthusiastic team who are fully committed to helping our residents by providing robust mechanisms to safeguard and protect the most vulnerable members of our community by looking at what they have rather than what they don’t have and working with them to help them achieve the best possible outcomes. 

 

We are wholly focused on working collaboratively with our residents to help them improve their wellness and wellbeing now and in the future. We will give you a comprehensive induction programme and provide you with regular person focussed supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs. 

 

For further information and an informal discussion please contact Advanced Practitioner, Jane Perkins at J.Perkins@wigan.gov.uk or by telephone on 07500 075236, or Siobhan Sandover at S.Sandover@wigan.gov.uk or by telephone on 07881 008636.

 

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Interview date: Thursday 2 May and Friday 3 May 2019

 

Find out more about working for Wigan

 

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures

 

The employer is committed to safeguarding

 

salary from

£32,029.00

contract

permanent

working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

21st Apr 2019

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