In our Adult Social Care social work service we passionately believe that putting relationship-based practice at the centre of everything we do enables us to provide consistent and quality support to citizens so that they can lead independent and fulfilled lives. Brighton & Hove has a unique demographic which makes it a challenging yet very rewarding place to work. Working closely with our partner agencies, we continue to be at the forefront of making a positive difference in challenging times.
But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without dedicated, creative and motivated workers. Does this sound like you?
About the role
The Social Work Assistant post plays a key role in the delivery of our services. You will be completing assessments under the Care Act as well as assisting social workers with more complex situations. You’ll receive regular supervision and training to help you fulfil your role.
Working alongside social workers and other staff, this role is a real opportunity to gain additional experience of working in a professional multidisciplinary team, to ensure timely assessment and practical support is in place to promote the safety and independence of the people we support.
We are looking for people who:
- Have experience working with vulnerable people who might use social care services
- Have experience of applying law and policy relevant to the care of adults who may be in need of care and support
- Are able to identity and assess risk
- Have an understanding of the importance of information, advice and reablement in supporting people to maintain their independence and wellbeing.
If you would like to know more about Brighton and Hove Adults services, or have general questions about this post, please contact Anna.Bouch@brighton-hove.gov.uk
The post is offered on a casual basis and hours/days of work will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this: Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
*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.
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).