Team: Young Adults and Independent Living Team
Job Family: Supporting – CBG9/CBG10
Level 1 Social Worker: £28,591 - £31,257 per annum pro rata + MRS £1,000 per annum pro rata
Level 2 Social Worker: £32,142 - £33,686 per annum pro rata + MRS £7,000 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 29th September 2022
Interview Date: W/C 6th October 2022 This will take place via MS Teams
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
In our Young Adults and Independent Living Team, we are committed to helping young people and older adults achieve their potential – and you can play your part as a Social Worker. You will work with adults with Learning and/or Physical Disabilities and Autism ages 16+, within the Adults Team which is a countywide team.
You will work to build strong relationships with the local community other professionals and employers to make sure people have access to fulfilling lives and achieve their aspirations. Your role will include assessing, reviewing and support planning. Tenacious, proactive and approachable, you’re adept at building professional relationships and have dealt with a range of partners including Health, Housing and Education. You will have a good understanding of the SEND reforms, The Care Act 2014 and will have sound care management skills. A positive, determined and diplomatic professional, you’ll know how to build links that count. You’ll work with partners to make sure young people get – and know about – great opportunities.
You will have responsibility for the delivery of statutory duties commensurate with supporting people within Adult Social Care. You will discharge these duties in a manner that sees customers at the centre of their care and support, along with, demonstrating behaviours that result in the delivery of compassionate, caring, responsive, and proportionate care and support that is of high quality and evidence best value.
Succeed, and you will be part of a varied and dedicated team where flexibility and commitment go a long way. We will give you the chance to develop new skills, progress and support you to find your greatness. At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.
What we can offer you:
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
- A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable workspace at home
- Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
- Social Work England registration fees paid annually
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
- Staff network and support groups
- Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
- An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
- Access to discounts from local and national retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Amanda Babbington, Team Manager, at Amanda.Babbington@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8100.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at Recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8000.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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