Social Work Jobs Social Worker (Continuing Health Care) - Calderdale Council

NQSW: Scale 6 - (£25419- £27,514) Level 2, SCP 23 – 25 (£27,741 - £29,577) Level 3, SCP 26 – 30 (£30,451 - £33,782)

Internal applicants: 6 month secondment will be considered.

A refreshed sense of focus and energy is taking our Adult Services in an exciting direction, and we want you to be part of these changes we know are needed. We are now seeking an enthusiastic Social Worker, passionate about adult social care and providing a high-quality service and is keen to develop their professional experience and knowledge. You will join our Continuing Health Care Team which works collaboratively with our Clinical Commissioning Group. This team is part a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team.

Duties will focus largely on undertaking direct work on continuing health care and supporting colleagues. You will ensure that social work interventions are person centred, uphold rights and that all decisions are necessary and proportionate. This is an opportunity to specialise in a specific area, to be a member of a small, supportive team and to undertake some independent working.

As a Local Authority, we strive to uphold and promote human rights and undertake strengths-based person-centred practice. We seek to promote independence and resilience and ensure that rights are upheld by working in partnership with individuals that use services, their families and their representatives. We recognise people as experts on their own lives and believe everyone has the right to live their life free from abuse. We value community and work jointly with partners in health and housing departments to achieve better outcomes for the people we work with.

You must have a sound working knowledge of The Care Act 2014, Adult Safeguarding policy and procedure, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the National Framework for Continuing Healthcare and NHS funded Nursing Care. It is also essential that you have thorough understanding of empowerment and risk enablement.

It is an exciting time to join us in Calderdale. We have a strong senior leadership team with a clear vision of embedding quality of practice across the directorate. We have a thriving Teaching Partnership which is committed to providing quality student placements and a supportive ASYE programme for newly qualified practitioners. Alongside this we have a wide range of Continual Professional Development opportunities to support your practice and develop your skills on your learning and development journey.

Location Calderdale
Hours per-week 37
Salary £25,419 - £33,782
Job description

What we are proud to offer: • Committed to providing our workforce with exceptional levels of support, from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development. We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer. • Provide dedicated time for monthly group supervision and reflective pods, as well as regular quality shared discussions. • We have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular advice surgeries and are willing to listen; we’re experienced professionals, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise. • We understand that social work is challenging and know how important it is to take care of ourselves. Work life balance is very important, and we’ll support you with that. • Offer a generous annual leave entitlement with an additional 5 days after 5 years' service and enrolment into the local government pension scheme. • We have excellent technology and equipment that enables you to connect and collaborate from anywhere. You can expect flexible working conditions with a mix of office and home-based work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

For an informal discussion about this exciting post, please contact Sammy Richardson on 07825 357 652.

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th August 2022 Interview Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.