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Social Worker
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 2100561
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 16:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Social Worker

Salary range: £36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

 

Come and Grow your Social Work Career in Brent

 

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

 

Brent Council’s wholly owned housing company, i4B, has negotiated the purchase of a brand new apartment block in Wembley Park which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation for key workers across the borough and beyond. The block will be used to retain and recruit key workers in London. If you are successful in applying role this role, you will have the opportunity to move into one of the apartments. More information on the apartments can be found at: 

https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/housing/wembley-park-key-worker-housing/

Please email keyworkerhhousing@brent.gov.uk

 

The Post

 

The Brent Community Learning Disability Service is a forward thinking team which is co-located within the Kingswood Centre. The service is part of the Learning Disability Service at Kingswood Centre, which has been rated Outstanding by CQC. The team works in partnership with residents, carers and Independent Providers to provide a person centred service to adults with Learning Disabilities.

The Brent Community Learning Disability Service have invested in significant training and professional development to help social workers develop good quality reflective practice which helps build positive relationships with the people they work with.

We love developing our social workers in Brent, and that’s why social workers career progression is supported through our Adult Social Care Skills Academy, where we offer social workers outstanding, aspirational learning and development opportunities to ensure that everyone is enabled to reach their true potential and thrive in their careers. These might be anything from training to reflective coaching, aimed at developing the knowledge and skill that helps individuals to follow their chosen career pathway. We provide training for social workers to become Practice Educators, Best Interest Assessors and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) as part of a rich program of continued professional development.  We recognise that social care can be fast paced and challenging so we want to promote well-being through learning too.

We do all we can to ensure that every one of our employees has a healthy work-life balance. Our flexible working policy means we have a blended approach to where you can work across council sites or from home and we support flexible working hours. You will be provided with a laptop, mobile phone and Microsoft Teams to facilitate agile working.

 

The Person

 

We are looking for experienced, passionate and motivated social workers who are excited by best approaches to delivering support to adults with learning disabilities to join us on our journey in one of our pioneering services. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary service who do all they can to make the lives of our residents better through collaborative approaches

You will hold a Social Work qualification and registered with Social Work England, have excellent communication skills and the creativity to find solutions that deliver first-rate services our residents deserve. You will also have post qualified experience working with people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health or Autism.

This role would suit someone who has a passion for ensuring the delivery of high quality services and who enjoys supporting people to achieve their potential working within a multi-disciplinary setting.  You will share our commitment to improving services for people with Learning Disabilities.

We are looking for professionals who can build positive relationships at a number of levels and can bring enthusiasm, creativity and passion to the service.

If you’d like to hear more about working with the Brent Learning Disabilities Service, please get in touch.

Evelyn Amedoda  - 0208 937 6269 / 07920 378 637

Sarah Collins - 0208 937 2508 / 07500 826 895

We welcome application from you and will provide a supportive environment to excel and grow your career in social work.

Closing Date: 19 September 2021 (23:00)

 

Additional Information

 

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.

 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.