Team: Older Adults Community Assessment Service, South Locality Assessment Team
Family: Supporting - CBG10
Salary: £32,142 - £33,686 per annum pro rata, plus £7,000 MRS per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent - Hybrid
Base location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Closing Date: 30th September 2022
Interview Date: 7th October 2022
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
About the role:
The South Community Assessment Service for Older Adults is a highly dedicated Adult Social Care Team working across the Dunstable, Houghton Regis, and Leighton Buzzard areas of Central Bedfordshire.
We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Social Worker to join our busy and multi-skilled Adult Community Assessment Team. The Team is committed to supporting people to be as independent as possible with a strong focus on improving individual outcomes in a strength based, person centred way, the use of Integrated TEC and creative solutions. You will be expected to complete holistic assessments as required by the Care Act 2014 which also include Mental Capacity Assessments and Safeguarding investigations. Working for us, you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic practice, be assisted to continue to develop as a practitioner within a supportive learning environment and operate within a ‘can do’ culture. Your contribution in helping us to succeed could enable you to discover your greatness.
You will need to have the skills that help us achieve the delivery of excellent person-centred approaches. You will value working in partnership with the people we support and sound evidence-based practice and understand that best practice results in best value. You will know the importance of enabling people to be supported to be as independent as possible for as long as possible and that having a strong connection with local services and communities can make a real difference to people's lives and overall wellbeing.
Adult Services is fully committed to working collaboratively with our health/partnership organisation colleagues to provide a seamless multi-agency response in supporting residents with their health and social care needs. Our collective practice has a strong focus on early prevention and optimising levels of independence. The Community Assessment Service is continually striving to ensure that best practice is delivered to the people we serve and is investing heavily in being a vibrant, supportive, and inspiring place to work; this will be improved dramatically with the Integrated Health and Care Hub development currently being built. A modern, high tech facility that will revolutionise services for people which is scheduled to open April 2023 allowing our practitioners to operate as part of a single site multi-disciplinary team. A fly through of the Integrated Health and Care hub in Dunstable | Central Bedfordshire Council - Bing videoCentral Bedfordshire is a thriving; growing community and we work with people who have a range of diverse needs. We are a progressive team who offer manageable caseloads and a friendly, supportive work environment, which will include the allocation of a buddy when you first start.
The successful candidate must have a recognised Social Work qualification and have completed the ASYE programme or have experience in Adult Social Care. You will need to be currently Social Work England registered. Your values will demonstrate a commitment to an enabling, strengths-based approach in promoting people’s outcomes and independence. You will also show commitment to working in a manner that always evidences best practice and professional pride.
In return, Central Bedfordshire Council supports the workforce to operate in an agile manner by providing modern IT equipment as well as generous annual leave, local government pension scheme, regular supervision, support to develop and ongoing training. We are fully committed to your learning and development beginning with a robust Induction Plan.
The role is currently largely based working from home, combined with working within one of the area satellite offices and some collaborative time with your team in the office. You will be required to complete face to face appointments with persons receiving the services and carers and where appropriate through visual virtual technology.
If you think you have the skills and aptitude to join us on our journey, ensuring that Central Bedfordshire remains a great place to live and work, we would like to hear from you.
What we can offer you
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
- A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
- Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
- Social Work England registration fees paid annually
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
For any further questions or for an informal discussion please contact: Gazala Riaz at Gazala.Riaz@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8033
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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