Social Worker (Level 2)

Wakefield Council
Grange View, Annie Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PW
Full Time, Permanent
£34,788 to £37,849


It is an exciting time to come join us in Adult Integrated Care. Using a strengths based approach to care, our vision is to promote independence and meeting the health and wellbeing needs of vulnerable people. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and hardworking, post qualifying Social Workers within our Community team for learning disabilities West and East, in the Wakefield District. You will work closely with our key partners in the Intensive Support Team, to carry out person led assessments with people aged 18 and over with a learning disability. Based on strengths to promote positive change, self-determination and to prevent harm to people with an appearance of social care needs, in order for people to achieve their personal outcomes.


The team consists of social workers, care co-ordinators and co-ordination support officers. As an experienced post qualified Social Worker, you will be passionate about making a difference, and ready to embrace change. Working Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5pm and 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday.


As a team player, you will need to demonstrate an ability to, work under pressure, be well organised and able to effectively prioritise and risk assess/manage a complex caseload. You will have experience, knowledge and commitment to strength-based assessments and support planning. You will be able to undertake complex tasks such as chairing significant meetings, offering expert support and advice to case conferences, producing high quality and more specialised assessments and reports for a range of functions including court. The ability to travel is essential.


If you are committed to working in a person-centred way and have the skills to work in complex situations, we would be interested in hearing from you. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in an exciting area of Social Care. With the benefit of working within the flexible working scheme, you will have regular supervision and the support of a highly motivated team, along with the relevant training required for the post, to develop in your role.


Applicants for this role must be qualified to a Degree level or equivalent and be registered as a Social Worker with Social Work England, with essential post qualifying relevant training and experience.  


For further information or if you would like to discuss this role please contact Davina Michhiana (Team Manager) on 01924 303152.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.


Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare, and expect staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.


For further information and to apply online please select the following link Social Worker Level 2

14 August 2020, 11:55 PM

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