Specialist Community Disability Service
We have an opportunity for 1 full-time permanent Social Work post to join the Specialist Community Disability Service (SCDS). Specifically, we are seeking to recruit a Social Worker with experience of working with adults.
We are a team which provides a challenging and exciting range of social work services to children, young people and adults with disabilities. This includes the duty and intake service, undertaking care planning within a multi-disciplinary context through Care Act assessments and reviews, appropriate application of the Mental Capacity Act and application of Deprivation of Liberty/Liberty Protection Safeguards and applications to the Court of Protection in relation to welfare decisions. We also work with individuals as part of the Transforming Care Agenda and the use of the Mental Health Act. SCDS are also involved in supporting children, young people and adults with arranging Direct Payments and Personal Budgets.
The successful candidate will:
- Be a qualified Social Worker
- Be responsible for managing their own caseload autonomously with the support of their supervisor/manager
- Have the skills to work within an integrated multi-agency setting
- Be able to support a service undergoing some exciting changes and developments
- Have experience of supporting other staff and demonstrate an ability and willingness to develop these skills
- Have good knowledge, skills and experience of statutory roles and responsibilities
- Whilst prior experience of working with children, young people or adults with disabilities is not essential it would be an advantage
- Demonstrate a keen interest in developing their knowledge and skills in relation to disabilities
For further information please contact:
Richard Stevenson (Pod Manager 25+) Telephone: 01273 295550
About the role
2 years ago Brighton & Hove undertook an innovative restructure of its services for children and adults with learning disabilities to create a strong, sustainable and ambitious whole life pathway disability service.
The management of children's and adults' (multi-disciplinary) disability services was merged within our Families, Children and Learning Directorate with two new Heads of Service, one with responsibilities for aged 0-25 and the other for 25+. The Heads of Service have responsibility for three social work assessment teams or pods whose functions are differentiated by the ages 0-14, 14-25 and 25+. It is anticipated that this new structure will provide service users with a more positive transition to adulthood.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).