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Wigan Council

This is a time of great uncertainty, and undoubtedly, there will be tough times ahead. Now more than ever we need to look after the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Across Greater Manchester, we are making the call for you to join us as the UK battles through its worse health crisis of a generation.

Working in partnership with our local NHS and CCG we are looking for people to fill a variety of roles, including:

Children's Social Workers

Adult Support Workers - Supported Accommodation Service

Adult Support Workers - Supporting Adults with Autism, Mayfield Centre of Excellence

We are looking for friendly, caring, compassionate and dependable people to help us through this. That’s where you come in.

You may have never considered a role in the public sector previously, but with many businesses temporarily closing, you will have transferable skills that we need.

Interviews will be held via telephone or video call, with recruiters looking to match your skills to the roles available.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

These posts will be subject to enhanced disclosure procedures. Wigan Council is committed to safeguarding.


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 Please see below details on the roles currently available across the Wigan Borough.

Role 1: Children's Social Workers

37 hours per week

Permanent

Your role:


Our Locality and Duty social work teams are currently looking to recruit social workers within the service.

There are vacancies across different bases; covering the breadth of the Local Authority, working within locality social work teams who manage a range of cases to ensure the best possible outcomes for both children and their families across the borough.

You will be working in a busy and friendly team and will work predominantly with children in need, child protection, care proceedings and private law applications, working on a longer-term basis with children, young people and their families, providing help and support to help families make effective change. You will ensure the delivery of a high quality and effective social work service to facilitate, empower and promote independence, strengths and assets of both individuals and local communities.

You will work in partnership with children, young people and parents, some of whom can be difficult to engage.

About you:

You will be an excellent communicator who understands the value and importance of integrated working.

You’ll be a strong team player who is used to working in a person-centred way, allowing you to be efficient in time management, report writing, completing assessments and providing both written and verbal evidence in care proceedings. You will have a holistic approach to work, with a keen focus on reducing inequalities and supporting individuals to develop their resilience and improve outcomes.

You will be a qualified Social Worker with up-to-date HCPC registration and have a thorough knowledge and experience of legislation, statutory guidance and regulations relating to children in need of support or protection. You will also need to have experience of safeguarding and court work.

Please click here to view further details about the Children's Social Worker role: Job Specification

For an informal discussion about the Children's Social Worker roles, please contact Leah Edwards on 07824 865338.

Role 2: Adult Support Workers - Supported Accommodation Service

Hours: Various depending on each job role however you will be required to work on a rota basis which will include weekends, bank holidays, sleep-in duties and unsociable hours.

Permanent

Your role:

To support adults with varying level of learning disabilities in their own homes which are different types of models of accommodation across the Wigan and Leigh area. You will be required to work as part of a team ensuring life opportunities are explored which will maximise individual’s potential whilst fulfilling their dreams.

You will encourage customers to realise their goals and aspirations by working in accordance with Wigan Council’s Deal and develop strong links within the community.

About you:

As a Support Worker, you will be part of a team supporting customers within their own homes and you will be offering support with everyday life skills and activities.

Our customers have varying levels of abilities and you will be required to deliver a high standard of care and provide support in accordance with individual support plans.

You will offer support to encourage individual’s to realise their goals and aspirations and you will also assist in developing strong links within the community.

You will hold an NVQ level 2/Care Certificate (or equivalent qualification) or have an equivalent level of experience and be committed to undertake training that would be relevant to your post. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to work closely with other professionals, agencies and families developing the trust respect and cooperation in providing high quality care.

You must have the ability to support individuals with a learning disability. An enthusiasm and commitment to offering value based support, focusing on the qualities that each person has.

Please click here to view further details about the Adults Support Worker - Supported Accommodation Service role: Job Specification

For an informal discussion about the Adult Support Worker roles, please contact the duty person Debbie Parkinson or Kathryn Rodrigues on 01942 705970.

Role 3: Adult Support Workers - Supporting Adults with Autism, Mayfield Centre of Excellence

Hours: Various depending on each job role however you will be required to work on a rota basis which will include weekends, bank holidays, sleep-in duties and unsociable hours.


Permanent

Your role:

To be part of a specialist team of support workers to support customers with Autism to live the life they choose in a new purpose built building.

You will be required to work as part of a team or on a one to one basis offering life opportunities which will maximise individual’s potential whilst fulfilling their dreams. You will encourage customers to realise their goals and aspirations and to develop strong links within the community.

About you:

You will hold an NVQ level 2/Care Certificate (or equivalent qualification) or have an equivalent level of experience and be committed to undertake training in Autism and other training that would be relevant to your post.

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to work closely with other professionals, agencies and families developing the trust respect and cooperation in providing high quality care. You must have the ability to support individuals with Autism and complex support needs and challenging behaviour. You will be committed to the development of the service.

About Mayfield:

Mayfield House Centre of Excellence for Adults with Autism is the first specialist accommodation which is designed specifically for people with Autism, this is a state of the art high specification building which is designed to be user friendly and features the latest technology to help people live comfortably in a supportive environment.

We are looking for people that can empower autistic individuals to help people achieve and realise their ambitions and playing a key role in helping Wigan a more autism friendly place.

Please click here to view further details about the Adults Support Worker - Supporting Adults with Autism, role: Job Specification

For more information or an informal discussion about these roles, please contact duty person, and ask for Kathryn Rodrigues, Angela Banks or Tina Parker on 01942 705970.

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