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Social Worker - Community Teams

About the role

“I get to work on cases that I have an interest in, there is lots of consideration about the type of work you want to do.”

“There is a really nice culture, the team is very supportive and there is a lot of willingness to help each other”

“The Managers are responsive to development needs. In the last year I have undertaken my Best Interest Assessor qualification and have been supported in my journey to become a Senior Social Worker.”

This is what our Social Workers said when we asked them about working in our Community Teams. Join a team that is passionate about supporting you to become the Social Worker you want to be. 

If this sounds like a team in which you would thrive, apply today!

We’ve embraced new ways of working so our social work teams have the chance to be part of a collaborative team environment with strong working relationships with health professionals and partners to achieve better outcomes for the adults we support.

 We have full and part time vacancies in our teams across Cambridgeshire, covering:

  • Fenlands (based in March)
  • Huntingdonshire (based in Huntingdon)

We are looking for exceptional Social Workers to join us on our journey. For an informal discussion about our vacancies, contact Beth on 01480 372 425 or e-mail welovesocialworkers@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for a closing date to apply, we want to speak to you now!

We know that your time is precious, so our interviews are held virtually, by Microsoft Teams, to provide the most flexible recruitment process. We may include a virtual assessment as part of this, but we’ll give you all of the relevant information ahead of time.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be liaising with other departments, undertaking Social Care and Mental Capacity Act assessments, completing Safeguarding as well as care and support planning, to achieve better outcomes for the adults we support. You'll need to be inquisitive and provide evidence based, proportionate recording with a keen focus on strength-based practice.

We’ll give you the scope to take your own decisions based on your professional judgement and provide ongoing support and challenge to encourage your development.

Our Community Teams are currently working to a hybrid model, with part-remote and flexible options available in line with our service needs. This includes 9 day fortnights and staggered start and finish times.  Once fully trained, our Social Workers will work from the office up to three days each week. Office working has proven invaluable to our Social Workers as there are opportunities to share best practice, discuss cases and provide peer support. We hope your practice will benefit greatly from this collaborative working environment.

About you

If you’re a confident and dynamic individual who enjoy making a difference in their local community, we want to hear from you.

You must:

  • Be a qualified Social Worker with a Social Work England registration
  • Have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently

 

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

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.

Our benefits

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

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements
  • 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 
  • Scalable retention payments to loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900 which increases during the first three years of service
  • A pay progression scheme to enable our Social Workers to accelerate through the pay grade as you gain experience and skills.
  • relocation package of up to £8000 for eligible candidates
  • 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.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

 

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. 

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

 

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