Senior Social Worker Adults Physical Disability Service
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Social Worker to work in the Adults Physical Disability Service within Cambridgeshire County Council.
We depend on our Senior Social Workers to provide crucial leadership in our most challenging cases, setting clear examples for less experienced members of the team. You’ll be an exemplar of the high standards that we expect in every case, ensuring that every service user’s needs are met with proactive and personalised care.
Effective assessment and support planning in complex cases are crucial and it will be up to you to take the lead in these situations. Liaising with colleagues and third parties to ensure that appropriate and effective action is taken. It will be up to you to monitor and evaluate the support provided to service users, continually looking for ways to innovate in terms of care delivery, where it benefits the service user.
Your leadership role will also include supervising the practice and performance of social workers and adult support co-ordinators in the team. Using your experience you be a creative coach in supervision, enable practice improvements and provide valuable feedback through staff appraisal.
As you’ll be working with adults, both those in need of care and support services, along with their informal carers. It will be crucial that you work in partnership with them in order to establish needs and ensure they’re met.
This isn’t just about delivering care, it’s about providing service users with choice and control of their lives and empowering independence.
Unsurprisingly, experience will be integral to your success in this role. We need someone to come in and be confident in the face of challenging cases and working with the most vulnerable service users.
As well as being a passionate social worker, you’ll also be a great leader and keen to share your knowledge and experience.
We want people who are going to contribute positively to the work we do and the environment we’ve created. A can-do attitude and flexible approach goes a long way with us, especially when accompanied by a smile.
If you have the confidence to make decisions that matter and pride yourself on your great ideas, no matter how small, then we want to hear from you.
We’ve created a productive and collaborative environment throughout Adults services, ensuring that no individual feels overly burdened or alone in their work.
In every aspect of the council, we promote a culture in which our people feel continually supported, in their work, in their lives and in pursuing their ambitions. We also believe firmly in empowering our people to make big decisions that impact our service users.
We have developed an environment where all staff are listened to, opinions and ideas are valued and anyone can influence the future of their service.
As well as offering a degree of remote working, the Physical Disability Service have an office based in the incredible town of St Ives and surrounding towns across the county, we take as much pride in our work as we take in our stunning surroundings. With such an iconic location, happy environment and supportive culture, Cambridgeshire County Council is somewhere where you can achieve great things.
What we can offer you:
• Occupational pension scheme with employer contribution • Generous annual leave provision • Comprehensive employee discounts scheme • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day • Lease car scheme • Payment for business mileage expenses • Work life balance and flexible ways of working
To be considered for this position please apply by submitting your CV.
For an informal discussion please contact Team Managers, Philippa Avey-Walters or Deborah Stickler-Singh on 01480 373220.
The deadline to apply for this position is: 22/10/2020 interviews will be held on the 29/10/2020 via Microsoft Teams or Skype. « Return to the search results