Social Worker- North Yorkshire County Council
Salary: £30,451- £35,745
Location: Jesmond House, Harrogate
Vacancy Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Are you looking for a new opportunity in the world of social care?
Why not be part of our innovative, award-winning social work team?
We have a number of Social Work opportunities working for Harrogate and Rural Alliance (HARA).
HARA brings together NHS Commissioners, service providers and North Yorkshire County Council to work together to improve how community health and social care is provided for adults in the Harrogate District. From the 30th September 2019 the Harrogate District became one of the first places in England where community health and social care service were linked to local Primary Care practices with community nurses, therapists, and social care practitioners working together to respond to people's needs.
We work in adult social care to make a difference and change lives – join us and do exactly that!
Here at North Yorkshire County Council we are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country. There is no better time to start a career with North Yorkshire County Council - the time for change and innovative approaches to delivering care is something you could be part of!
As a Social Worker, you will work closely in partnership with a variety of teams and agencies, including health colleagues, stronger communities and prevention teams, voluntary and independent sector. Our ethos is to promote health and wellbeing, preventing, reducing and delaying need, in line with the Care Act.
You will complete strength based assessments and interventions, supporting adults with care and support needs and their carers to achieve their desired outcomes and wellbeing. You will be experienced in developing personalised care and support plans that represent best value and in determining eligibility for adults with care and support needs against the national standards, ensuring they are safe from harm. You will also have a good working knowledge of current adult social care legislation and application of the legislative principles, including the Care Act 2014.
As an organisation, we promote a safe culture of support and learning which we expect all staff to endorse. We recognise the importance of the health and wellbeing of our employees, striving to ensure our staff have manageable case workloads and providing them with specialised administrative support, allowing focus on delivery of care services. We also support the AYSE (Assessed and Supported Year of Employment) programme for newly qualified Social Workers where you will be supported in your first full year of employment through reduced caseloads and enhanced supervision.
To be eligible for this post you will have a professional Social Work Qualification, DipSW or CQSW and you will have current registration with Social Work England. Whether you are an experienced social worker, or newly qualified, we want to hear from you.
We believe that a positive attitude, a tenacity for learning and developing, and a passion for supporting individuals to achieve their maximum potential are the desired attributes of applicants for this role. You will receive training and be encouraged through appraisal and regular supervision to build on your own professional interests within the field.
In addict to this, we can also offer you:
• The opportunity to develop knowledge, experience and skills with a leading care provider
• Professional support and supervision from your nominated team manager and relevant training
• The challenge of complex and varied work through a manageable caseload;
• The chance to be part of a committed and supportive team
• Access a range of benefits including generous leave entitlement, flexible working, a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice and employee discount benefits
• Access health and well-being advice and support for you and your family
• The ability to utilise new technology enabling modern ways of working and supportive flexible working If our rewarding and fast paced environment is for you, whether you are experienced or newly qualified, we look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alison Brittain Team Manager for Knaresborough /Harrogate Response and Delivery team on 07800834926.
Closing date: 11th April 2021
Interview date: April 27th afternoon , May 4th afternoon and May 5th morning ( Skype)