Social Worker - Complex Support
  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: ASC/22/209235
  • Published: Tue 16/08/2022, 11:51 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade I SCP 31 - 35 £35,336 to £39,571 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Magdalen House, Merseyside

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Social Worker - Complex Support

Social Worker - Complex Support team,  Client Support Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Social Worker within the Complex Support Team.  The team are based within Adult Social Care’s Client Support Service and work closely with the Commissioning service.

The aim of the team is to embed the objectives of the supported living review in everyday practice, to ensure best practice, collaborative working and cost effectiveness in Adult Social Care. In this way the team ensure that limited supported living provision is used to meet the needs of those individuals who would benefit most, and to ensure those needing support are redirected to the most appropriate care and support services instead. The role also informs future commissioning of services to meet the ever changing needs of clients in Sefton. You will support the allocated social workers to secure the most appropriate scheme for clients who have a learning disability and/or mental health condition. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a social worker to expand their knowledge and skills to work towards a career in leadership or commissioning.

We are looking for a qualified social worker with current Social Work England registration, with experience and knowledge of complex needs.

To undertake this role, you must have a robust understanding of the Care Act 2014, Continuing Health Care, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and all other associated legislation.  You will have a disciplined and structured approach, in order to:

  • Use your knowledge to provide advice around support planning and share good practice.
  • Support and challenge existing practice to improve outcomes for clients.
  • Maximise opportunities for individuals to achieve greater independence.
  • Remain outcome focused and use high level negotiation skills to ensure cost effectiveness when agreeing services.
  • Work closely with commissioning colleagues to identify gaps in the market and ensure new and existing services meet the needs of clients.
  • You will work collaboratively with housing and support providers to advocate on behalf of the Council and individuals requiring support, this will sometimes involve visiting services.
  • You will support innovation and develop new models of support to meet the changing needs of clients.
  • You will work alongside council colleagues to deliver on agendas such as assistive technology and the housing strategy.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).


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