Social Worker - Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service (ADVIS). ADVIS is a multi-disciplinary service of Social Workers, Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officers, Enablement Officers for people who are Deaf or experiencing hearing loss and Promoting Independence Workers who work with people who are Deafblind and Deaf BSL users. ADVIS is based at Sherwood Energy Village in Ollerton, however, the team covers the whole of Nottinghamshire County and works with adults of all ages, including people with learning disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities and with age-related frailty.
The team are enthusiastic, supportive, and committed to improving the lives of people in Nottinghamshire living with Sight loss, Deafness or Dual Sensory loss. Our ultimate aim is to ensure people with sensory needs can live independently and safely at home by delivering rehabilitation and social care support. As a social worker you will undertake care and support assessments, support planning, mental capacity & best interest assessments and safeguarding officer responsibility. You will be enthusiastic, motivated, and organised in your approach to delivering a quality service and be confident in making sound decisions. You will be competent in communicating with people using our services, carers, and other professional colleagues. We would welcome applications from people who are able to communicate in British Sign Language or who would be willing to learn this skill.
Please note, you must have a Social Work qualification to be considered for this position. We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified Social Workers. You will be given a comprehensive induction to this specialist role and training and regular supervision will be provided.
Whilst the team is based at Sherwood Energy Village in Ollerton, the post holder will be required to work across the whole of the county. The team work flexibly, working from different County Council buildings or working from home. You will have a driving licence and access to a vehicle (a taxi service will be provided where disability precludes this).
If you require further information in relation to this post, please do not hesitate to contact either Karen Graham Team Manager on 0115 8040866 or Laura Smallwood, Advanced Social Work Practitioner 0115 8042299.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full-time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
Nottinghamshire County Council strives to ensure that it goes beyond the requirements of the Equalities Act and prides itself on being accredited as a Disability Confident Leader Organisation.
Therefore, the County Council encourages applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, religion, belief, pregnancy and maternity status, age or sexual orientation.