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Social Worker - Fenland Community Team

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Fenland Adult Community Team for two full time Social Workers.

We are looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic, registered Qualified Social Workers who are strongly committed to working in partnership with the people of Cambridgeshire.

If you are looking for a new challenge, and have the experience and skills to complete Care Act Assessments and Reviews and participate in promoting a learning environment, we would like to hear from you.  You will be joining our established team of person centred, passionate, enthusiastic, and committed Social Work and Social Care Practitioners.

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, the office base for this team is Hereward Hall, March in Cambridgeshire.  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.

Should you need any further information please contact Jasmine Osbourne on 07393142462 or at

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily closing the advert as soon as we have filled the vacancy, so please don't wait to apply, you might miss out, we want to speak to you now!

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 will be responsible for a caseload and will be expected to undertake and complete comprehensive Safeguarding Adult Enquires, complete Care Act Assessments and Reviews.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with partner agencies including health colleagues, regarding adults who have care and support needs, and carers providing Strengths Based, evidence-based assessment and reviewing intervention.

You will strive to promote the independence, choice, and control of service users to enable them to continue to live within their homes whether this is in the community or a care home environment.

There are opportunities to work towards a qualification such as Practice Educator or Best Interest Assessor.

About you

You will have had experience working with individuals with complex care and support needs, and will be expected to have good working knowledge, experience and understanding of the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, and other relevant legislation. 

You will have experience in completing Safeguarding Adult Enquiries, assessments, and reviews with older people in a timely manner. Experience in record keeping procedures, IT skills and working as a member of a team are essential, along with very good organisational skills.

The post holder will also be experienced in working to tight timescales and commissioning cost-effective, personalised support, to meet the assessed needs of the service users as part of the reviewing process.

Managing Safeguarding as part of Making Safeguarding Personal is part of the role and this can be offered as a development opportunity for the post holder.

You must 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.

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.

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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