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Social Worker - Continuing Healthcare Team

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

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Social Worker to join Cambridgeshire County Council’s Continuing Healthcare team. 

The successful candidate will work in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board (ICB) and determine individual’s eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare through joint completion of the NHS Continuing Healthcare process.

The role is hybrid and once you have a firm understanding of the role you will usually work two days a week in the Huntingdon office and three days from home.

Please note these are permanent Social Worker roles however they are initially funded for 12 months when a review to sustain funding will be completed. If funding is withdrawn the successful candidate will continue to be employed in permanent Social Worker positions within one of our other Adult Social Care Community Teams.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Beth on or 01480 372 425.

Interviews will be held on 07th of June. 

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?

The role involves completing Care Act 2014 Assessments, Reviews, Mental Capacity Act 2005 Assessments and Best Interest Decisions (where applicable) identifying individuals' needs and supporting the Multidisciplinary team's recommendation on eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Where individuals are not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, but are eligible for care and support from Cambridgeshire County Council in line with the Care Act 2014, the successful candidate will implement this.

The successful candidate will support Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Social Care workforce to improve their confidence, skills, and knowledge in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare.  This will be achieved by providing training, coaching, mentoring and advice to staff in relation to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (2022).

As well as supporting the Adult Social Care workforce, the role also involves supporting the Council’s Children’s workforce in relation to the interface between the Adults' National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (2022) and the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care (2016).

As this is a specialist role, in addition to the responsibilities outlined above and in the Job Description the position holder may have the following responsibilities:

  • To act as the Local Authority representative at Local Resolution panels, cascading learning in relation to appeals.
  • To represent the Local Authority at any other panel or forum in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare or Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.
  • To assist in the delivery of training across the County in relation to NHS Continuing Healthcare and Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.
  • To provide critical analysis of information and write reports of the standard required for Court.

About you

If you: 

  • Are passionate about Social Justice and NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • Are a qualified Social Worker, registered with Social Work England
  • Hold a full driver’s licence and have the ability to work from a variety of locations and travel countywide independently
  • Are willing to learn and be flexible in your approach

This is the role for you!

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 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 (45p per mile)
  • 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.

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 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.



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