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Front of House Social Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Adult Early Help Team for a Front of House Social Worker.  This is a 6 month fixed term contract based at Addenbrookes Hospital

The role is to ensure prevention support and discharge from the Accident and Emergency Departments of the hospital, working closely with hospital partners.

The Adult Early Help team provide advice and support to anyone over the age of 18, who is seeking support or social care. The team is made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Adult Support Coordinators and Welfare Benefit Advisors from a variety of backgrounds. The team offer support to individuals and also to families and carers. The team work closely to support and share information on prevention services across the county.

As a council Cambridgeshire will support individuals to look at their individual learning outcomes and offer a wide range of training and apprenticeships.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Grace Clark on 07770934679 or

Apply Now! Applications are reviewed on a daily basis so please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

Interviews will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams, we may include a virtual written assessment as part of this, but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

You'll be working with individuals and their informal carers to complete Care Act assessments, care and support plans, community action plans and carers assessments, alongside having a role in Safeguarding and considering capacity.

Inquisitive and creative practice is embraced, to allow for personalised solutions, taking into account wider community resources and organisations. The work will be ensuring early and safe discharge from the accident and emergency departments within Addenbrookes and occasionally Hinchingbrooke Hospital, working closely with social care and health colleagues to ensure correct discharge plans are in place.

About you

You will need to have good and accurate literacy, numeracy and administrative skills and the ability to analyse information to solve general queries.

It is imperative that you have strong communication skills, a confident telephone manner and can work on your own initiative.

Good planning and organisation skills will be key, and you should be used to working under pressure to meet deadlines, allowing flexibility and resilience.

You will need a good working knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2005. Experience of multi-disciplinary working to enable best outcomes for individuals.

You must be a Qualified Social Worker with current Social Work England Registration

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description & Person Specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • supportive management team that will champion your learning and development
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile, and for the 2022/2023 financial year)
  • Plus, 6 days of protected time each year to enable our Social Workers to maintain their Continuous Professional Development

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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