A rare opportunity has arisen for a social worker to join our community social work team. We are looking for either an experienced social worker or a social worker who has yet to undertake their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
About the role
It’s an exciting time to work in Brighton & Hove’s Adult Social Care Teams. We passionately believe that putting relationship-based practice at the centre of everything we do enables us to provide consistent and quality support to citizens within the city so that they can lead independent and fulfilled lives. Working closely with our partner agencies, such as the NHS, we continue to be at the forefront of making a positive difference in challenging times. But we can’t realise our ambition to become a centre of excellence and best practice without dedicated and motivated social workers and strong, creative leaders. Does this sound like you?
The work of our team is very varied, and if you come to work with us you will have the opportunity to build a broad portfolio of experience. Our work includes, for example, strengths-based practice with adults of all ages, people with substance misuse issues and people who may be at risk of homelessness.
The right candidate will be a Registered Social Worker who is motivated, organised and hard-working with a passion for empowerment. You’ll need to demonstrate an understanding of the Care Act and related legislation and how these laws work in practice. In return we’ll offer you comprehensive continuing professional development opportunities, including completing your ASYE if you’re eligible, the chance to train as a practice educator and an Approved Mental Health Practitioner, depending on your aspirations.
Interview date: 18 February 2021
For an informal discussion, please contact Daniel Francis - Operations Manager on 07548148042 or Anna Bouch on 07900 705244
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.