Living Well Social Worker

22 February 2024
Full Time
Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG241BY
Adult Social Care and Health
Week commencing 11 March 2024
£32,076 - £41,418 per annum

We are looking for both newly qualified Social Workers and experienced Social Workers, to embrace an exciting opportunity and become part of a multi-specialist team, working in a strength-based way, promoting independence, whilst aiming to make a real difference to the lives of adults who experience Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and ASD.  If you are enthusiastic, highly motivated and committed to working in partnership with people to reach their full potential, then you are the person we’d be proud to welcome to our Living Well team here in Newark and Sherwood. You will need to be an excellent communicator, who is resilient and compassionate and able to apply creativity to the ways in which you support people within the community.

You will be responsible for:

•    Identifying strengths, needs and risk.
•    Working in accordance with the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Care Act.
•    Keeping people safe and undertaking safeguarding enquires
•    Using a range of information technology applications
•    Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
You must have a recognised Social Work qualification, registered with Social Work England, with a sound knowledge base of relevant social care legislation. We require both Band A and B applicants. For Band B, you must have at least 2 years experience as a qualified Social Worker. 
We have a long history of multi-disciplinary and partnership working with other agencies. You will have strong commitment to working as part of a team and networking across a wide range of agencies.

In return for your commitment, we will provide a supportive team environment with access to professional development opportunities, which includes the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) program. You will receive regular supervision, both formally and informally and be supported to attend training to progress your career and meet Social Work England’s continued professional development requirements.
We offer:

•    Latest technology enabling you to work flexibly
•    Mileage payments
•    An electric vehicle car leasing scheme
•    Excellent occupational pension scheme
•    A flexible work environment where you feel valued and supported
•    Generous annual leave in addition to 8 days statutory bank holidays 
•    Hybrid working, where you will be partly office and partly home based.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Team Manager John Draycott on 0115 8546012. 


Appointment to this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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.

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